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Sam Stephens is a strategic design consultant who enjoys working with creatives in various industries to help develop their brand and online presence. She is passionate about design thinking, user experience, and helping the work of creative makers, thinkers, and performers be seen.
Sam is an avid salsa dancer and an active member of the Phoenix Latin dance community. She co-produces Latin Night at the Duce, a Latin dance social that takes place every Thursday night in downtown Phoenix and has previously produced ASU’s Latin dance festival, Latin Sol.
Sam is currently developing her strategic design company as her applied project for the CECL program and is planning its soft launch for the Fall 2018 semester. Following her graduation, she plans to continue developing the company in 2019 and beyond.
What drew you to the Mike Curb MA in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership program? What do you hope to accomplish during your time in the program?
I was attracted to the program because I saw that it would allow me to blend my passion for design thinking, arts, and culture with my interests in leadership and entrepreneurship. During my time in the program, I’ve expanded my knowledge about working in and leading creative enterprises, learned from experienced mentors, made industry connections, and developed my applied project into the beginnings of what I hope will become a successful venture!