Samuel is a sophomore at Harvard College concentrating in Economics with a secondary in the History of Art and Architecture. He is actively involved in the Institute of Politics, Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, and the Harvard College Friends of Scouting. He attended Plano East Senior High School in Plano, Texas, where he completed the International Baccalaureate diploma, founded the school district’s first investment/finance club, and played bassoon and saxophone. He is also an Eagle Scout and spent many weekends and summers in the wilderness with his troop.
Samuel graduated as valedictorian of the largest graduating class in the nation, with over 1,500 students. Such a large class size was both a blessing and a curse—allowing students to experience the rigorous environment of a semi-collegiate atmosphere, yet leaving many without guidance and academic support. Thus, Samuel performed extensive research on his own when college application season came around to become deeply familiarized in everything from the Common App to essay tips to interview advice. He co-founded HSCC with the desire to share this knowledge and de-mystify the applications process.