Samantha Sands is a STEM educator, community connector and geologist. She earned her bachelor’s in Environmental Geology at the University of Michigan and a masters in Museum Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. She was the lead earth and space science educator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science from 2010-2019 and was nicknamed Samammoth for her work on the Snowmastodon Project, the largest ice age excavation in Colorado. Samantha has over 18 years of experience in science education and community engagement. Samantha’s passion for science education was sparked in her youth through her many visits to museums across the U.S. and Europe and an inspirational 3rd grade teacher who helped start her rock collection, which she is still adding to today.