Press Assistant, Roy Cooper for North Carolina
Sam Chan is a native of Cary, North Carolina and a graduate of North Carolina State University. She is passionate about racial justice, health care policy, mental health, and turning the South blue. Most recently, Sam served as the Press Assistant for Roy Cooper for North Carolina, where she drafted press releases, talking points and pitch notes, created event briefs, tracked press clips and compiled daily media reports, created and updated press lists, and drafted questionnaire responses and endorsement letters. Previously, she interned for EMILY’s List, Friends for Sydney Batch, and Rep. David Price. Sam holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. At NC State, Sam organized around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and mental health, serving as the Co-Director of the Diversity Outreach Department and as Founder of the Exploring Mental Health in the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Community Event, an annual event that explores the intersection between being a part of the APIDA community and mental health. She helped launch the first ever Accessibility Excursion around campus to raise awareness about physical accessibility issues and resources on campus. She hopes to continue her career in political communications and continue her work to ensure that the government is representative of all people, especially those from historically marginalized communities.