Samantha DeRose was born in Illinois and raised in Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business with a degree in Business Communication and a minor in Public Relations and Strategic Communications. Samantha currently works for The McRae Agency as a PR Associate and helps manage Read Better Be Better’s social media. She was recently awarded by The Arizona Republic as one of 23 young communications professionals helping Arizona find its voice. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and of course reading!