Advisor: Frank Costigliola
Originally from New Jersey, Sam joined the Army in 2006 and at age seventeen he attended Basic Training during the summer between his junior and senior year in high school. He served full time in the Army from 2007 to 2011, graduating from Airborne and Ranger School and deploying to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Djibouti. He continues to serve in the Army Reserve.
His interest in global affairs and international relations prompted his military service, and in turn his military service spurred his interest in world political and military history in the modern period. Sam is dual enrolled in both the History Masters and the Masters of Public Administration. He works in the UConn office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs as the Veterans Program Coordinator. Sam aspires to earn his Masters in History so that he can teach at a community college as an adjunct professor throughout his professional career. He is happily married and has a wonderful daughter.
B.A. History with Minor in Anthropology. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. December 2016.
A.A. Political Science. Distinguished Scholar. Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. June 2014.
A.A.S. Intelligence Operations. High Honors. Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ. Dec 2013.
Certified Personal Trainer. American Academy of Personal Training, New York, NY. Jan 2013.