Samantha Witthuhn is a marketing and communications specialist with a unique background in youth education and development. After earning her B.A. in communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012, Sam began her career working with The Coca-Cola Company’s digital marketing team in Atlanta, GA., and eventually with SmithBucklin’s corporate marketing team in downtown Chicago. After three years in the office, Sam made the decision to take her talents overseas. Moving to Thailand in 2015, Sam taught English to middle and high school students for nearly a year in the Thai school system. Here, her drive for engaging and impacting our youth was ignited. After returning to the U.S. in 2016, Sam set out to bring her communications skills to organizations that served Chicago’s youth. She started working with the McGaw YMCA Children’s Center to plan and provide after school programming, oversee summer camp programs and even teach her own class of part-day preschoolers. Sam believes and champions the positive impact that arts education has on kids and couldn't be more excited to bring her communications expertise to Design Dance!