Expertise

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

Biography

Samantha Apgar currently works as the Assistant Director of Temple’s Public Policy program. Her responsibilities include recruitment, academic advising, internship placements, event planning, and supporting the Program Director. Samantha holds a Master in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania 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 and serves as a board member for the University Community Collaborative. 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.