Samantha is a Project Analyst for the Youth and Family Training Institute (YFTI) which is a part of the University of Pittsburgh. She is responsible for working with incoming data from counties across Pennsylvania as well as numerous grants her team supports which are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She executes data analysis and develops interactive dashboards using iDashboards Software, enabling YFTI partners to utilize their data to make informed decisions and improvements.
Samantha works directly with partners to provide training and support for grant activities and provides maintenance for various databases to facilitate data integrity. She has attended and presented at several national conferences and continues to innovate novel ways to share and utilize data.
Prior to her position at YFTI, Samantha held a variety of Information Technology roles. She has worked in security, infrastructure, business intelligence, and human resources and has experience in web management, development, and design. Samantha graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Information Science with a concentration in User-Centered Design as well as minors in both Studio Arts & Dance. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and teaching at a local dance studio.