About Me

I’m Samantha, and the handsome orange tabby pictured above is Croissant. I’m a 5th-year PhD candidate at Virginia Tech in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society. I’m also a graduate fellow of the Remote Sensing Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP), also at Virginia Tech. I’m President of the Graduate Student Assembly at Virginia Tech. My hobbies and interests include: knitting, philosophy, philosophy podcasts, cats, painting, comedy, dancing, singing, and existential dread. You can contact me at sjfried@vt.edu.