Samantha Davenport joined Team CED as our Startups Storyteller! In this role, she will tell the stories of Alaska’s entrepreneurs and the larger ecosystem supporting them. Samantha is the lead contributor to the Alaska Startups website and will manage the associated social media channels. The opportunity to have someone with her talent showcasing entrepreneurs in Alaska incredibly valuable, and is a service we’re proud to offer our state.
“I love writing about entrepreneurs because they are so passionate about what they're doing; I'm most excited to tell the stories of both small and large business owners throughout the state,” says Samantha.
Samantha is an Anchorage-based freelance writer and managing editor of The Spenardian, an award-winning hyperlocal magazine about the neighborhood of Spenard. She is also a board member of the Alaska Press Club, a network of journalists and media in Alaska and previously served on the Spenard Community Council's executive board as treasurer.
Before joining CED, she was the executive editor of The Northern Light — UAA’s student-run newspaper — for 2.5 years. During her time at UAA, she completed internships at the Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Public Media. She graduated from UAA in December of 2018 with bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science.