Samantha Dandrade

  • West Chester PA


Sep 2011 - Aug 2015

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

B.S. Public Health/Health Promotion

Minor in Health Sciences

GPA: 3.3

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2014 - Present

Brand Ambassador

Stella Agency and Select Promotions
  •  Represent companies and their products to potential clients at various events
  • Assist marketing and sales managers to increase brand value by representing the product to target customers
  • Engage and educate potential customers
  • Report customer feedback and discuss new ideas with supervisors regarding new ways to market the brand.
Apr 2015 - Aug 2015

Grant Writing Intern

Family Lives On Foundation
  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations
  • Persuasively communicating Family Lives On's mission and programs to potential funders
  • Submit grant requests including letters of inquiry, proposals, budgets and presentations
  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers
  • Conduct prospect research
  • Prioritize work flow to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner to meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals
  • Provide writing support for major donor and individual contributor letters and acknowledgements
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015

Residential Counselor

Human Services, Inc
  •  Provided care and supervision for women with mental disorders in a state-licensed facility
  • Educated residents about daily hygiene and assisted them with various tasks included cooking, cleaning and transportation
  • Maintained current health records and monitored and administered medications
  • Planned, organized and oversaw group discussions, meetings and daily activities
  • Encouraged goals, reinforced daily objectives, and helped to develop and implement treatment plans
  • Provided safety, guidance and support regarding disputes and other personal and emotional problems
  • Managed crisis situations with residents calmly and effectively to provide a safe environment
2009 - 2015

Other Experience


Server at nursing home and several restaurantsin  PA and Hopkinton, MA

Teacher's Assistant at Next Generation Children's Center in Hopkinton, MA

Hospital Intern/Volunteer in Marlborough, MA 


Feb 2015 - Present

Protecting Research Participants

National Institutes of Health

This certification represents knowledge concerning basic concepts, principles, and issues related to the protection of research participants.

Community Service

College: NEDA Walk, Spring Clean-Up, Walk for MS, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities Meal Delivery, the Hickman, Regular platelet donor to the Red Cross

High School: Extensive school and community involvement resulting in receiving The President's Volunteer Service Award and Prudential Spirit of Community Certificate of Excellence