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Samantha Gawel


Samantha Gawel graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) in May 2012, earning her B.A. in Journalism and Arts & Humanities.

Prior to joining the GTCD team, Samantha worked at MSU’s Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural and Research Development program, as well as MSU’s Visiting International Professional Program, MSU Extension and the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS). She has worked extensively in public relations and communications by designing marketing/educational materials, coordinating workshops and writing press releases and news articles for MSU Today, MSUE News and KBS blogs. Samantha also has experience in finance and administration. In her spare time, she enjoys writing creative pieces and exploring Traverse City, where she has recently relocated.

Phone: 231.941.0960 x31