Samantha Bobila is a fundraising executive for a sexual and reproductive health care organization. In her role, she inspires others to make philanthropic investments so that access to health care is possible for marginalized people and communities. She believes that equity and justice are possible in her lifetime and because of this she is involved her community. She serves on the Board of Action Together New Jersey, a statewide advocacy group, and the Trenton Circus Squad, a circus arts non-profit. At the core of her personal mission is to uplift the voices and faces of women of color. Her favorite hobby is being a hype woman. She has a Master’s in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s in History, minor in Political Science, from Saint Joseph’s University. In her spare time, she enjoys going on hikes with her husband and their pitbull.
March 29th, 2021 | Season 5 | 36 mins 27 secs
career, culture, identity
Samantha Bobila is a self-identified woman of color (WOC) who leads the charge in the philanthropic space. As a Filipino-American and feminist, the non-profit executive, who started as an assistant to a CEO, Samantha learned and continues to learn how to navigate the nexus of power, privilege and wealth to create a space for other WOC.