Samantha Prior

Senior Account Executive
While she has long known that she has a passion for social change, Samantha often struggled to define her specific interests, thriving in environments that allowed her to engage in variety of activities. With experience and strengths that range from research and writing to youth programming and crisis management, she found her fit at Hager Sharp channeling her skills and energy towards making an impact through the intersection of education and communication.

Samantha provides strategic communications support for Hager Sharp’s education clients, including writing and editing a wide range of outreach materials, development and execution of thought leadership strategy, coordinating video concept development and production, digital strategy development, and media outreach. She currently assists the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Her focus for NAEP is supporting the release of the Nation’s Report Card, a cross-disciplinary assessment that looks at what the nation’s students know and can do in key subject areas. Samantha also works with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts to support the organization’s strategic vision and increase awareness of its important work in the field of early childhood arts education.

Samantha earned a BA in political science from Vassar College. A true millennial, she’s rarely without her phone, whether she is reading the latest news, checking out the menu at a new restaurant, or adding to her online shopping cart.

A lover of fashion, food, and felines, Samantha fully embraces her millennial identity. Whether it be for the latest development from the White House, or the latest drama in the Kardashian universe, she is your go-to girl.

Samantha Prior