Students: Samantha Jankins

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Sami Jankins

Sami Jankins, 26, is a 2008 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of Arts with a BA in Theatre. She is the founder of an arts non-profit, C.H.O.I.R. Stars, that provides arts programs for chronically ill youth. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Hemophilia Foundation and is the co-chair of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s National Youth Leadership Institute. Samantha is the former Miss Wisconsin for the ANTSO program and has held an internship with Senator Herb Kohl.  She currently writes a blog called Chronicles of a Cheerful Clotter for HemAware Magazine where she details her life with a chronic health condition. In addition, she has had articles published in I.G. Living Magazine and Elephant Journal. Her interests include podcasting, ukuleles and sloths.