Program Manager, OneEastside SPARK
Samantha Paxton manages the OneEastside SPARK Center for Business Resiliency and Innovation. Prior to coming to OneEastside, Samantha worked at the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle where she led regional branding initiatives, outbound business and trade missions, and recruited inbound business delegations. She went on to manage research and analysis efforts at Greater Seattle Partners. Samantha received her BA in English from the University of Washington and pursued graduate work in Russian and Central Asian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. In her spare time she enjoys the rain and rowing crew (sometimes together).