American University
College of Communication

Samantha Noland is a first-year graduate student in the MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) in Film and Media Arts in the School of Communication (SOC). Her hometown is Silver Spring, MD – not too far from campus. She graduated from Cornell University in the winter of 2021 with a BA in Performing and Media Arts and American Studies. She was inducted as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society.

Samantha intends to pursue filmmaking as a means to bring awareness to important political issues of our time. She has interned at various non-profits and on Capitol Hill and has a theater background. She just completed a leadership training program with Landmark Worldwide. In her free time, she is a member of the American University Chorus, serves on the Alumnae Board of her high school Holton-Arms, is actively involved with the DMV Jewish community, swims, enjoys eating and preparing healthy food, and spends time with her cat Zohar and her parents. She is excited to serve on the Graduate Leadership Council and help plan events.

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