Samantha currently works as a policy advisor with The Regional Municipality of Halton in Oakville, Ontario where she is part of a small team dedicated to municipal government relations, advocacy, policy and public engagement. During her career, Samantha has had the opportunity to be part of a wide range of municipal public engagement projects on topics such as public health, waste management, planning, transportation and economic development. Samantha has also worked internationally in the West Indies using development through sport to support community capacity building which included engaging with rural and remote communities. At Halton, Samantha is leading the development of an enhanced regional public engagement framework which will help inform the development of Regional programs and services. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences, a post-graduate diploma in marketing, is an accredited public relations practitioner (APR) and is working towards the completion of her MBA. Samantha lives in Oakville with her husband and young daughter.