Hey fellow editors! My name is Samantha Carvallo and I am a Junior Graphic Design Major and Mass Comm Minor here at Piedmont. I am looking forward to working with you all.
Something a lot of people do not know about me is that I am from Chile. My Mom (right) is from Indiana and my Dad is from Talca, Chile (left).
They met at Ohio State University while they were getting their Master’s Degrees in Education and moved back to Chile together which was where they got married.
Something funny about my siblings and I is that only my older sister (bottom left) and I (bottom right) were born in Chile. My younger (middle) was born in Virginia not too long after we moved to the United States.
My Dad eventually received a part-time teaching position at the University of Georgia along with another job at Collins Hill High School. My family then relocated to Buford and have lived there ever since.
I graduated from Mountain View High School in 2019 and was committed to Piedmont University to run Cross Country and Track in the fall.
At the time, I had been devoted to running for the last four years and it wasn’t until recently when I decided to step away from the competitive side of the sport. I left the team because I realized I have other passions in life that need my attention.
Closing on door opened another and I found a new joy in Magazine editing. This school year I became the Design Editor (alongside Rowan Edmonds) for The Roar and have felt so welcomed while devoting time to build a magazine that will stand out to students. I know now what I want to do in the future with my Graphic Design Degree and the Mass Communications Department helped show me the way.
I hope you all enjoy this semester and thank you for reading.