Samantha Marcus

Samantha Marcus

M.S. in Commerce 2019, University of Virginia
B.A. in International Relations, University of St. Andrews

Track: Marketing & Management

Hometown: New Canaan, CT

Why did you choose UVA’s M.S. in Commerce Program? After completing my undergraduate degree abroad, I knew that I wanted to pursue a graduate program that would build on my social sciences and legal background and allow me to pivot into the U.S. business world. The M.S. in Commerce Program's curricular structure of focused business education with an integrated global exchange immediately caught my attention. The program fit my needs perfectly, with its emphasis on developing business acumen and equipping students with the skills needed to gain a competitive advantage in the recruitment process.

What do you enjoy about the program so far? Thus far, I have really enjoyed the interactive learning environment that McIntire promotes. Our professors are engaging and insightful, and add depth to our class discussions and case studies.

Fun facts about me: I have lived and worked on three continents. I co-founded a startup in college (@AmpersandMedia). I was previously a member of a National Security Strategy advisory team for a small African country.

Hobbies: Rowing, traveling, cooking, hiking, reading