Samara (Samy) has a passion for working with people and hearing their stories and is thrilled to be working for an organization that supports students holistically as they navigate through college life.
She earned her BA at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Spanish and her MS at Colorado State University in Students Affairs in Higher Education.
She brings multiple perspectives to her role given her experience in financial aid, admissions, housing, TRiO, and GED completion programs.
Before joining the Wallin team, Samy was a Residence Director at Xavier University in Ohio. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, running, practicing yoga, and spending time with her puppy.
Samara Gaitan serves as Scholar Advisor and Program Coordinator