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Aya Samman

Public Affairs and Government Relations Manager

Aya is a communications specialist with international experience in non-profit management and philanthropy. She has been a member of the Washington Government Relations team for four years, working on clients’ policy priorities and representing them in Olympia during legislative sessions. Aya has developed an expertise in behavioral health and healthcare policy, and a keen interest in tribal governance as well as technology policy.

Before joining S360, Aya worked as project manager at the University of Washington Evans School’s Accelerating Social Transformation program – a unique experiential learning accelerator that exposes social-sector professionals to the nexus of social impact and exponential technologies.

Having lived most of her life in the Middle East, Aya’s international background gives her a unique perspective in her role as Government Relations & Public Affairs Manager. Aya received her BA in Communications & Arabic Studies from DePaul University in Chicago, followed by her MPA from the Evans School of Public Policy at the University of Washington.

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