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Samantha Deliso

Manager, Development

Samantha joined Turnaround in 2014 as an Associate, Development. In 2016, she was promoted to Manager, Development. In this role, she manages Turnaround’s public funding portfolio, helping to build and maintain relationships with the public entities that fund the organization’s work.

Prior to Turnaround, Samantha interned for The GO Project, an organization that supports students at risk of academic failure with year-round academic enrichment and family support programs, and for the Mary N. Bassiouni Foundation, an organization that empowers South Sudanese women through education, economic empowerment and health and wellness programs.

Samantha holds an M.A. and B.A. in English from St. John’s University. She received the St. John’s University Presidential Scholarship, a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship, as an undergraduate student.

What three words would you use to describe your work at Turnaround?

Challenging, enlightening and invigorating.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I can rap at least 80% of the Hamilton cast recording—just kidding! It hasn’t happened yet, and that’s kind of a wonderful thing.

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