Welcome Samantha Herndon, Communications Manager

Samantha Herndon headshotCORE is are delighted to introduce a new member to our team – Samantha Herndon, CORE Communications Manager.  Samantha will lead communications for CORE research projects and overall operations. Her role will include creating customized materials to share CORE’s research findings with diverse audiences and developing media-and policy-relevant communications.

Samantha hails from Atlanta, Georgia, and has a background in nonprofit administration, video production, and digital content. She earned a Master’s degree focused on Communication and Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed her undergraduate degree at Connecticut College. Previously Samantha was an instructor in the Communication Arts department at UW-Madison. She strives to make her work as inclusive and intersectional as possible, and appreciates feedback as she works toward this goal.

Samantha is a big fan of hiking, public radio, movies of all kinds, and, when possible, travel and live music. She lives on the east side of Madison with her partner and their enormous tiger tabby cat. She is always interested in learning more about the best places to explore in the Midwest; email her (smherndon@wisc.edu) if you have any tips!