As a history and English double major at William & Mary, Samantha Boateng was involved with the African Cultural Society, danced with the Aphrodite Dance Team, volunteered with Griffin School Partnerships and served as a resident assistant. During her time at the university, she had the opportunity to do two different internships with the U.S. Department of State, and was the recipient of two scholarships that enabled her to pursue her research interests abroad.
Perhaps Samantha’s biggest accomplishment as a student was founding Read 2 Lead, a nonprofit organization that promotes a love of reading by providing access to books to children in Ghana. Through Read 2 Lead, Samantha has built three libraries that have given thousands of Ghanaian people access to resources that they never would have had otherwise. Currently based in Accra, Ghana, Samantha juggles her role as founder of Read 2 Lead with her duties as operations chief for Slamm Technologies, an IT training and support company.
Learn more about Samantha
- Read how Samantha was honored as one of “22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women.”
- Learn how she used a scholarship to research her family's history in Ghana.