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Giffords Expert

Samantha Barrios

Florida State Director, GIFFORDS
Prior to joining GIFFORDS, Samantha Barrios served as the local lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in Miami. With more than 15 years of activism and involvement in different local, international and non-profit organizations, such as the Organization of American States and the United Nations,  Samantha has garnered ample experience working with political campaigns and in building coalitions—particularly within the gun violence prevention movement and the Hispanic community. Samantha, who is fully fluent in Spanish, has a Certification in Nonprofit Management from the University of Virginia, a Masters in Political Science from Marshall University, and Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad Nueva Esparta.