Samuel is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside where he received a BS in Biology. His interest in ecology led him to focus his course work in conservation biology, animal behavior, and plant biology. He was involved in graduate level research with Professor Nicole Rafferty investigating how climate change induces temporal and spatial shifts on species interactions between plants and pollinators. He enhanced his academic education with client facing professional experience in the retail sector after graduation.
Samuel serves in several committees at his local church in Orange County. When not enjoying his downtime at home, Samuel enjoys traveling.