Samantha Smith teaches anatomy and physiology, and microbiology in the general education department.
Samantha has worked as a laboratory scientist. She worked in academic research, specifically in oncological sciences and integrative medicine.
Samantha holds a BS in Molecular Biology and an MS in Biophysics from Brigham Young University.
Samantha enjoys seeing the “light go on behind” a student’s eyes when they suddenly understand a concept, which makes them anxious to learn more. She likes having a job that allows her to continually learn and to share that joy of lifelong learning with the students.
Samantha K. Smith, Amelia R. Farnbach, Faith M. Harris, Andrea C. Hawes, Laurie R. Jackson, Allan M. Judd, Rebekah Vest, Susana Sanchez, and John D. Bell. Mechanisms by which intracellular calcium induces susceptibility to secretory phospholipase A2 in human erythrocytes. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2001 June 22; 276 (25): 22732-41.
Faith M. Harris, Samantha K. Smith and John D. Bell. Physical properties of erythrocyte ghosts that determine susceptibility to secretory phospholipase A2. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2001 June 22; 276 (25): 22722-31.
Samantha is the president of a nonprofit that focuses attention on lifting, inspiring, teaching, and empowering women.
Samantha and her two children enjoy playing sports. They often binge watch cooking shows after a day filled with extracurricular activities.