Sami is a graduate of Oglethorpe University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and the University of Central Florida with a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. As a 57-year resident of Brevard County and closely tied to the Kennedy Space Program, she is the daughter, wife, and mother of men who have been a part of the Space program since the Apollo era. She has enjoyed several roles in the community as a volunteer, including the Guardian Ad Litem program, Take Stock in Children mentoring program, and School Advisory Committee for her children’s elementary school. She began a women’s weekend retreat program at Georgiana Methodist Church and was one of the original volunteers at New Life Mission. Sami is also a local real estate agent at Coastal Life Properties in Merritt Island, Fla.