Samantha (she/her) has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder, but she likes to think it was her lifelong love of movies and TV that got her through graduate school. She has nurtured her passion for film since the age of 14 and has religiously followed film festivals and award cycles since then. At heart, she still wishes she could be Dana Scully when she grows up. Beyond watching as many movies and TV shows as she can, Sam loves reading, writing, and shooting on her film camera. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two adorable rescue dogs.