Samantha Gunther received her graduate degree from the University of Colorado with a Master of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy. Her thesis studied military spouses’ careers and the retention rate of their servicemember. Currently, she is the Regional Director for Senator Cory Gardner in the Pikes Peak region. Prior, she worked for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC as the Military Affairs Council and Defense Programs Coordinator. She also worked for the City of Colorado Springs for City Council and for Senator James M. Inhofe in Washington, D.C.