Samantha Rushing started with the Executive Leadership Academy in 2017 as the Executive Assistant. Her passion for and devotion to the program assisted her in becoming the ELA Program Administrator in 2018.
Ms. Rushing was chosen as the 2016 recipient of the President’s Medallion Award for Berkeley City College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with 3 AA degrees . She transferred to UC Berkeley, where she recieved a B.A. in English with a minor in Medieval Studies. Samantha's experience as a student parent, along with her work with ELA, has inspired her to further her education and apply for Ph.D. programs. Ultimately, Ms. Rushing would like to lead a program that provides supportive services to non-traditional students in higher education, while teaching part time in a Medieval Studies or Religious Studies department.