Samantha Ruvalcaba

Samantha Ruvalcaba

Research Communications Assistant

Areas Of Expertise

Education & Certification

BA, International and Global Studies, St. Mary's University

Samantha Ruvalcaba is a research communications assistant in the reproductive health and family formation program. Before joining Child Trends, Sam worked in public affairs for the North American Development Bank. While earning her Bachelor of Arts in international and global studies at St. Mary’s University, she gained valuable communications experience working for local news publications and serving as editor-in-chief at her university’s student newspaper. During her communications internship with the National Immigrant Justice Center, Sam realized her passion in advancing positive and educational messaging, distilling policy research, and using communicative strategies to spur legislative action.