Samantha Shaps

Samantha is a journalism senior with interests in mental health awareness, women’s rights and everything horses. She is a freelance reporter for the Daily Dot, where she covers social justice issues across the country. Samantha worked as an editorial intern for Texas Connect, covering stories specific to UT. She is an interpersonal violence prevention liaison for It’s On Us, a sexual assault prevention organization. Samantha also worked with The Daily Texan as a podcast reporter and a senior social media staffer, where she ran the newspaper’s Twitter page.

When she’s not writing, you might find Samantha playing with her cats, Moon and Sunny, or keeping up with current fashion trends. Samantha is a writer during the week and a horse girl during the weekend.