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Carla Samson


csamson@artstrategies.org
571-482-5789 x 31

Exchange Manager

Carla manages communications and logistics for the NAS Leadership Council, supports connections among alumni and serves as the champion of our online communities and classrooms.

Born and raised in northern Virginia, Carla grew up as a competitive dancer. During her time at Virginia Tech (go Hokies!), she was a member of their prestigious dance team, the HighTechs, performing at football and basketball games and competing yearly at nationals in Daytona Beach.

After graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Communications, she decided to move home to the metro area. Carla worked at a Montessori Preschool, concentrating on early childhood development. Her performance background eventually drew her back and she worked with the contemporary ballet company, Chamber Dance Project in DC as the administrative assistant while also working on the company’s social media and communications. During which time she also had an internship in Communications for Dance/USA.

Carla loves the arts and performance and still tries to dance when possible. When she's not dancing, she loves to read, pretend she can sing and practices for her Broadway debut (a girl can dream).