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Samantha is the Head of Markets Advocacy for ETF & Index Investments at BlackRock. In addition to this role, Samantha co-chairs the firm’s Associate Development Program (ADP), which helps Associate women at BlackRock develop their personal impact, executive presence, and leadership skills to achieve their career goals. After completing ADP in 2017, Samantha chaired its Alumni program for two years before taking leadership of ADP in 2020. 170 women across BlackRock’s Americas offices have participated in ADP, over 50% of whom have been promoted at least once since completing the program. Samantha also serves as a mentor, formally in BlackRock’s mentorship programs for underrepresented groups, and informally throughout different parts of the firm. Since 2019, Samantha has been an active member of the Women’s Bond Club (WBC), whose mission is to advance women in financial services and shape the industry’s future; she received the WBC Rising Star Award in 2020.