As a history and English double major at William & Mary, Samantha Boateng was involved with the African Cultural Society, danced with the Aphrodite Dance Team, volunteered with Griffin School Partnerships and served as a resident assistant. During her time at the university, she had two different internships with the U.S. Department of State and was the recipient of two scholarships that enabled her to pursue her research interests abroad.
Perhaps Samantha’s biggest accomplishment as a student was founding Read 2 Lead, a nonprofit organization that promotes a love of reading by providing access to books to children in Ghana. Through Read 2 Lead, Samantha has built two libraries (with a third underway) that have given thousands of Ghanaian people access to resources that they never would have had otherwise. Currently based in Washington, D.C., Samantha continues her work with Read 2 Lead while working for Amazon as a community manager.
Learn more about Samantha
- Read how Samantha was honored as one of “22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women.”
- Learn how she used a scholarship to research her family's history in Ghana.