Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Occupation: Student at University of Alberta (Law)
Samantha is a third-year law student, where she is interested in issues surrounding access to justice and public legal education. In law school, her volunteerism has covered accompanying people to Provincial court, coordinating a program that teaches grade five students about the Constitution, and providing legal support to low-income communities.
Prior to law school, Samantha’s first degree was in drama, and she continues to participate in community theatre whenever she can. Recently, she won a scholarship to write a play about Canada’s legal relationship with Indigenous people through the treaties.
Outside of school, Samantha works part-time as a model and has worked for national brands such as Swimco and Paris Jewellers. The highlight of her modelling career so far has been appearing in the December 2019 issue of Vogue magazine. Working in the fashion industry has led Samantha to be an advocate for the slow fashion movement and ethical consumption of clothing. She believes that the issues surrounding textile production are not only environmental, but also have their roots in imperialism, colonial structures, gender equality issues, and human rights.
In her spare time, Samantha swims and runs avidly. She is also an artist who exhibits and sells her paintings at the annual Edmonton Art Walk. Samantha spent eleven years as a classical pianist, and enjoys continuing to take lessons and playing music with other people.
Samantha has placed as first runner-up for Miss Earth Canada 2013 and 2016, and has been a semi-finalist in every other major pageant system in Canada. She is ready to bring nine years of pageantry experience to the Miss Universe stage and make Canada proud.