Samantha Stafford

Program Manager, A&S Student Services


I am originally from Rochester, NY, but have lived in Ithaca for over a decade.  I received a bachelors degree in Natural Sciences from Daemen College in Amherst, NY and a master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. In my professional career I have worked in residential life, student engagement, and leadership development. Before coming to Cornell, I spent over 10 years at Ithaca College. I am a highly relational professional that puts students at the heart of my work. I love helping them make meaning of their experiences in order to find their strengths and passions. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time exploring Ithaca with my family, cooking, gardening, and crafting.