Sam Bader Graduate Assistant

M.Ed., Educational Leadership & Policy, Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College, 2023
B.A., Anthropology, Lawrence University, 2018

Sam Alika Bautista Bader joined the department in the Fall of 2023 as a Graduate Assistant working with Dr. Taeyeon Kim and Dr. Milad Mohebali. Born in Redmond, Washington and raised in Hilo, Hawai’i, Sam is a multiethnic educator who identifies most strongly with his Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) and Ilocano (Filipino) heritage. Sam has held various professional positions across K-12 and Higher Education, working predominantly with indigenous and other underrepresented students in college access and academic success. Sam is a Ph.D. student in Educational Studies – Educational Leadership and Higher Education. He enjoys playing and teaching music in his spare time, as well as spending time with his family in Hawai’i and New Mexico.

Professional Highlights

2023-Present, Graduate Assistant for the Department of Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2021-2022, Graduate Research Assistant, Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College2019-Present, Student Success Coach/College and Alumni Success Coach, Navajo Preparatory School2018-2019, Admissions Fellow, Lawrence University
Board of Directors, Lawrence University Alumni Association