North Central College - Naperville, IL

Samantha Suarez

Vice President of Sustainability, Enactus

Samantha “Sam” Suarez wasn’t too familiar with Enactus when she arrived at North Central College, but the anthropology and interactive media studies major decided to join the student organization at the urging of one of her professors.

Before long, she found herself in Guatemala, explaining marketing strategies to local farmers and artisans who produced goods Enactus could sell for them back in the United States.

Over the next three years, Sam continued to fine-tune her communication skills by giving presentations that outlined North Central’s various projects at regional and national Enactus competitions. She also aided in the creation of visual presentations, which complemented her speeches.

Sam’s work in graphic design for Enactus wasn’t limited to campus; her logo for Conscious Bean coffee has appeared in four Jewel-Osco grocery stores and other local businesses.

Sam served as vice president of sustainability for Enactus, working to ensure relationships with project partners remained strong.