Samantha was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in English and Philosophy, from the University of New Mexico in 2014, before going on to attend law school at the University of New Mexico School of Law. While in law school, she served as an Associate and Citations Editor for the Natural Resource Journal. Never afraid of a challenge, Samantha was 7 months pregnant when she graduated from law school and passed the New Mexico Bar Exam 6 days after giving birth to her daughter. Samantha worked at the Rios Law Firm as a law clerk her final year of law school and joined the firm as a newly appointed attorney in October 2018. She is dedicated to helping people in any way that she can.