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Samantha Caruth Associate Director, Family Engagement SA | New Student & Family Programs

M.A. Tufts University

B.S. Georgetown University

Samantha Kirby Caruth brings a wealth of experience to her role as Associate Director of Family Engagement at American University. With a proven track record in K-12 settings, she has excelled in admissions, advocated for the recruitment and retention of educators of color in independent schools, managed scholarship programs, and provided guidance to professionals at various stages of their careers.

At the university level, Samantha has led initiatives as the head of a student career services center, fostering meaningful connections between students, families, and opportunities. She has also cultivated networks of parent volunteers in public and private school settings to both enrich and support community.

Throughout her career, Samantha has been a driving force in creating inclusive communities, prioritizing equity and educational access. She earned her B.S. from Georgetown University and her M.A. from Tufts University.