Samantha McKinlay is currently a senior at the University of Florida, originally from West Palm Beach, Florida. She will be receiving her Bachelors of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Science with a minor in Sociology next school semester. After receiving her degree her goal is to continue her education and obtain a Masters in Clinical Social Work. During her time at the University of Florida she has conducted undergraduate research on community perceived preparedness among Floridian counties. She has been involved with local Gainesville NGOs such as Big Brother’s Big Sisters of Mid-Florida and CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, music, and exploring nature. Samantha looks forward to working along side the Peace Foundation in its efforts to teach peaceful conflict-resolution skills to both children and families alike.