Samantha Giles

Glen Allen High School
Glen Allen, VA

Samantha helped publish a thirty-page policy report with the Hope, Healing, & Health Collective detailing culturally responsive mental healthcare. She co-authored the "Bill of Rights to Support the Mental Health of Girls...of Color" with the National Black Women's Justice Institute and Georgetown Law. Samantha is the Chief Operating Officer of Diversify Our Narratives nonprofit featured in Time Magazine and has over 200,000 followers on Instagram. Samantha talked with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple, Alice Walker, and earned an embossed Certificate of Accomplishment from Princeton University for her work in race relations; she will be attending Harvard University this fall.

Scholarships Awarded in 2023: Claes Nobel Future Female Leader Scholarship

Claes Nobel Future Female Leader Scholarship encourages and empowers young women to assume future leadership roles in their colleges and universities, their careers, and communities and to become mentors for the young women following in their footsteps.