Monday, January 16, 2012


Hey everyone!
Welcome to Sam's Post Grad Ramblings. In this blog I will chronicle my experience as a graduate student as well as the progress of my job search. I will also post my opinon on articles related to my coursework and research interests.
If you don'r know me let me first start out by introducing myself. My name is Samantha, or Sam,hence the title of my blog. I am 22 years old and I live in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I graduated in May 2011 from West Chester University with a B.A. in English with a journalism minor and tomorrow I begin my Masters in Communication Managment at Temple University. My ultimate goal is to start a career in public relations or advocacy for people with disabilities. I want to work for a non-profit organization. This passion likely came from being born with the disability Spina Bifida, a condition where the spinal cord is exposed at birth, causing paralysis and other deficincies within the central nervous system. My greatest achievements in a career would be to enhance the confidence of just one person with a disability and assure them that they are just as important to society as anyone else. Also I want to change how people without disabilities view us in the public sphere. I know these seem like near impossible goals but I intend to try my hardest to achieve them.
When I'm not studying or writing I enjoy watching movies, shopping, listening to music, reading chick lit, travelling, volunteering, and trying new food and cocktails.
Check Back tomorrow for an update on how my first class went :)


  1. Hey Sam-

    I am a dad to a SB kid. It gives hope when I see young SB doing typical things. Keep up the good work.

    I also remember starting grad school. I was such a different person than I was when starting undergrad.


    1. Thank you for your kind words! It is my goal to remove the stigma of it being out of the ordinary for someone with SB to be completing typical tasks.