Sam Keating
Learning, Evaluation & Grants Specialist

Year started at FRIENDS FIRST: 2018

Hometown: Dacula, GA

Hobbies/Pastimes: Traveling, hiking, cycling, and playing guitar/piano

Favorite Quote:               

“Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.” – Stephen Chbosky

What brought you to FRIENDS FIRST?

After graduating from college, I interned with a nonprofit and realized that I need meaning in my career. When I started looking for work in Denver, I found FRIENDS FIRST and knew it was a perfect fit.

How has a mentor impacted your life? 

One of my former supervisors recognized that I’m shy and struggle to contribute to conversations, and encouraged me to find my voice and value my input. While it’s something I still struggle with, her belief in me to overcome this challenge has made me more confident in myself and my contributions.