Career Development, Marketing, Recruitment, Public Policy, Nonprofit Administration 


Samantha Apgar currently works as the Associate Director of Temple University’s Public Policy program. Her responsibilities include recruitment, academic advising, career development, internship placements, event planning, and supporting the Program Director. Samantha holds a Master in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, where she received the Institutional Service Award, was a Program Evaluation Fellow with ImpactED and served as the Finance Chair for Women of Fels. She completed her graduate capstone project for the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), comparing OPM’s approach to assessing quality in federal employee health benefits plans with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s methodology for assessing the quality of Medicare Advantage health plans. She has also received a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Bryn Mawr College’s Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute. 

Samantha is the current Vice President for the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, Secretary for the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia board member of the Charlotte Cushman Foundation. In the past, she has been an active volunteer with Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA and the Women’s Medical Fund. Before joining Temple, Samantha served as the Managing Director for Project 440, a nonprofit organization that provides leadership, college readiness, and life skills training to creative youth in Philadelphia. She still is a proud mentor for the Project 440 Youth Advocacy Council. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2010 at Westminster Choir College, receiving a BA in Music with minors in Musical Theater and American Studies.

Media Mentions

Samantha Apgar Honored as 2022 Philadelphia 40 Under 40
via City & State Pennsylvania on June 13, 2022

Samantha Apgar Honored as 2022 Philadelphia 40 Under 40

Samantha Apgar, Associate Director of the Master of Public Policy Program, has been honored as one of City & State’s Forty Under 40.