Sam is a graduate student in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at Vanderbilt University. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Miami and her master's degree from Vanderbilt University. Sam’s research focuses on understanding underlying factors contributing to the development of anxiety and mood disorders to inform prevention programs and treatments. She has experience working with individuals, families, and groups using evidence-based treatments, including for anxiety, OCD, and depression. In her free time, Sam enjoys hiking, watching movies, cheering on her favorite Formula 1 team (go Max!), and spending time with her family, friends, and Boston Terrier, Tater.
Sam is supervised by Amy Mariaskin, PhD, Judy Mier-Chairez, PhD, and Jenn Stewart, PhD.