Samantha Fink is no stranger to the nonprofit world, having founded the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Inc. (FFAWN) shortly after graduating from Harvard College in 2007. She served as the organization’s sole employee for the first two years, later transitioning to the position of Director of Operations and overseeing financial and legal activities, website maintenance and development, program development, event planning, marketing and community outreach, and developing key strategic relationships for the fledgling foundation. While at FFAWN, Samantha helped design and implement the foundation’s inaugural programs, including opening the Mary J. Blige Center for Women in Yonkers, NY (Mary’s hometown).
In the spring of 2010, Samantha decided to take her career in a new direction and started at Google, Inc., where she is currently a Contracts Administrator on the legal team in New York City. She is currently actively involved with the Resolution Project and SemiPerm (a temporary housing facility based in NYC that offers wraparound services to women transitioning out of the homeless shelter system). She is thrilled to be a part of the Resolution Project team, and looks forward to helping the organization thrive and become a driving force for entrepreneurs across the globe.