Samantha Patricia Navarro

Samantha Patricia Navarro
​​​California State University, Fresno
Trustee Emeritus Peter Mehas Scholar

I want underrepresented communities to have exposure to what a career in higher education entails.

Samantha Navarro is in the final year of her master’s program at Fresno State, where she is studying experimental psychology and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Her research in human judgment is the first of its kind set to be published in an academic journal. In 2022, the first-generation Latina was honored as the best teaching assistant of the year. She stays connected to her community by volunteering with higher education outreach for K-12 students and United Farm Workers.

​After graduating in spring 2023, Samantha plans to pursue a doctorate in cognitive psychology and become a professor in the CSU system so she can support underrepresented students in higher education.