Samantha had been an assistant chemist that has led many experiments including WET testing, phosphate, nitrate, fecal coliform, TSS, DO, water temperature, salinity, BODs, etc. Her lab experience in undergraduate research also contributed to her skills. Sam is rescue diver PADI certified and going for her divemaster training in the near future. She was an intern/volunteer at Discovery World at the Reiman Aquarium where She provides care for the reptiles and aquatic species. She worked as a North Pacific Groundfish Observer where she was aboard fishing vessels to obtain realtime fishing data in the Bering Sea. Roche Nimblegen was the next step in her journey where she amplified her molecular biology techniques as a production scientist in the genomic sequencing industry. This platform allowed Sam to continue her journey in developing as a young professional, and allowed her to start her journey as an entrepeneur as a Health Coach through Take Shape for Life. Leading her life with a healthy body, mind, and finances has allowed her to pursue her goals. Sam is currently working at UW-Madison doing research in shrimp health. She is focusing on developing a field-applicable product to combat disease in the Pacific White Shrimp as well as applying methods of good management techniques.