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.