The One With Samantha R. Waterman
Play • 32 min

Samantha is the Executive Director of the Association of ESD Professionals, which stands for Empowerment Self Defense. She is a politico, lawyer, manager, and writer. Never one to take the straight path, Samantha started her career in political polling, got a law degree a bit after-the-fact, and practiced campaign-finance and election law for a while. Then, inspired by a client, Los Angeles mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa, she left the firm to work on his historic campaign and later in the Mayor’s Office, in DC, and on local, state, and federal campaigns. Samantha’s passion is politics because she sees it as the most promising tool for making the world a better place. 


You can reach Samantha in the following places:



Instagram and Facebook: @esdprofessionals

Twitter: @esdprofessional 

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