Samantha Blostein

A headshot of Samantha Blostein
Global Engagement Specialist

Samantha works within CESI and GIDS to increase understanding of best practices in global community-engaged learning and provide expertise and capacity to support global community engagement, contribute to scholarship and methodological innovation in the field, and create deeper collaboration between the two units.

Samantha plans, develops and implements community-engaged learning opportunities involving local and international organizations, students and faculty members. She created and teaches the Engaging in Development Practice course offered through International Development Studies which provides students an opportunity to engage with development practitioners in a real-world context. In this course, students work with organizations to address community research priorities.