Leadership Experiences

Founder and President

Raising Science to the Girl Power Initiative

Board Member

Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN)

Board Member

National Museum of Education

Youth Ambassador

American Christian International Foundation (ACIF)

Youth Ambassador, Passport for Education

Virginia Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce

Youth Ambassador

National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)


Humane Award by NAVS

May 17, 2013 – $2,000 Scholarship Award Recipient at ISEF 2013

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DailyBeast 25 Under-25 Young Women To Watch

March 29, 2013 – Women In The World: Samantha Marquez: Intel’s Inventress


LATINA Magazine: The Future 15

August 2011 – Samantha Marquez: The Scientist


StyleWeekly – Top 40 Under 40

October 16, 2012 – Samantha Marie Marquez, 16: Inventor and Scientist

NBC 12: Samantha Marquez Interview

November 2012 – Samantha Marquez: A Rising Star in the Science World


Poder 320° – 20 Under 40 Hispanics

July 2011 – 20 notable young Hispanics in business, entertainment, science and the arts

Keynotes & Presentations

LATINAS THINK BIG™ Event NYC, ELLA Leadership Institute

May 30, 2013 – Keynote Speaker: “SAMANTHA MARQUEZ, 16-Year Old Scientist, Innovator & Entrepreneur”

i.e.* Richmond, Virginia – Invited Lecture

June 20, 2011 – Provocateur: “Samantha Marquez, young innovator, scientist and entrepreneur”

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Special Presenter: Latinos in the Arts and Sciences: Past, Present, and Future

October 11, 2012 – Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) – Entrepreneurial Science: A New Frontier in Bioengineering, Hosted by Regent University Virginia Beach, VA