Name: Samantha Cohen
Birthplace and/or where you grew up: Bedford, NY
Where do you currently call home? Roanoke, VA
Occupation: Appeals, Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Favorite part about the job: Advocating for Virginia veterans and connecting them to earned benefits and services is very rewarding, meaningful work.
Your first job ever: Intern at Colorado Legal Services
Favorite Book/Currently Reading: Recently finished "A Higher Loyalty" by James Comey
Comfort Food: Chocolate chip cookies!
What’s playing in your car right now? Dave Matthews Band
Addicted to podcasts? What are the top three you listen to? The "Goal Digger" Podcast by Jenna Kutcher
Next journey? Colorado!
Favorite Virginia destination? Hiking spots along the Blue Ridge Parkway
First political memory? The attacks of September 11, 2001
Best advice you ever received? Develop an expertise.
If you could have dinner with anyone currently living, whom would it be and why? George W. Bush, because I admire him.
One thing most people would be surprised to learn about you? I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do
Ambition, political or otherwise? For now I am committed to developing an expertise in Veterans Law, but time will tell!
Favorite part about the PLP so far? The subject-matter expertise that spans across our PLP class of 2018 is extraordinary.