Hi! My name is Samantha Ricker, but all my friends and family know me as Sam. I’m from Westerville, Ohio, a suburb outside of Columbus. I graduated from Kent State University in December 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Disability Studies and Community Inclusion. Growing up, I spent my winter weekends at the local ski hill volunteering with my family at Adaptive Sports Connection (ASC). That’s where I first got involved with adaptive sports and one of the main reasons that I decided to minor in Disability Studies and Community Inclusion. I also had the opportunity to work for ASC as the program coordinator for the adaptive cycling program since April 2021. In my spare time, I like to hang out with my friends and family by going hiking, playing frisbee, soccer, lacrosse, and going on ski trips. I’ve always had a passion for teaching others and have worked the past six months at the BOEC as a winter intern. I am excited to continue working for the BOEC this summer, where I hope to create some more incredible experiences.