Welcome to Part 4 of our National Geography Awareness Week Story Series in partnership with the National Geographic Society! We're celebrating this special week by highlighting five innovative young professionals and students who are blazing their own paths in geography. We'll post a new interview every day this week, so check back often. On Friday, we'll bring all of our new friends together in a virtual panel discussion.
Samantha Zuhlke, Washington, D.C.
Meet Samantha Zuhlke, a 25 year-old Project Manager at the National Geographic Society. Sam gets to tell the world how great geography is on a daily basis and helps people learn about our world in fun ways. Before joining the National Geographic team, she completed a bachelor's degree in geography at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, was a student video journalist, and interned at a conservation organization called the Lake George Association.
"I work at a lot of conferences to promote National Geographic Education's work. These events are very fun, but very draining and have led to some embarrassing moments. One time I forgot where we were, another time I fell asleep under a table—actions my coworkers still make fun of me for, but all in a days work! It's these moments that keep me on my toes and keep the job fun."
Munch on More Stories in this Series:
Written by Rachel Kornak, GISP, Creative Director & Editor of GeoPivot Magazine. This story series is brought to you by National Geographic Education in celebration of 2013 National Geography Awareness Week and the 125th birthday of the National Geographic Society. Check out their blog for more exciting geography stories. Special thanks to Justine Kendall, the Geography Awareness Week Program Coordinator for making this story series possible.