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Staff Spotlight Gretchen Sampson and family

Gretchen Sampson

Academic Coordinator for the School of Arts, Ethnic Studies, Film Studies and Cognitive Science

Please take a moment to recognize our colleague, Gretchen Sampson. We encourage you to reach out to Gretchen throughout the month to recognize her contribution to the College and University via email, telephone or in person.

Years at CSUSM?
11 years 

What are your short and long-term goals? 
Both short & long term goal is to be a stronger, healthier, happier ME

What is your greatest accomplishment (personal or professional)?
Becoming a wife and mother has to be my GREATEST accomplishment.  

What is favorite movie?
The Wizard of OZ

What is your favorite food? 

What is your favorite book?
Charlotte’s Web

What are your hobbies?
Following and listening to my kids play in their bands.

Tell us about your family.
I’ve been married to my best friend for twenty years.  We have two beautiful children, Jacob(JD) and Magnolia and our corgi Charlotte.

What is the proudest/happiest moment of your life?
Becoming a mommy.

What is your favorite thing about working at CSUSM?
I am so lucky to be positive part of our children’s future.

What would you like to do when you retire?
Travel with my husband and hopefully spend lots of time with grandchildren.

Who is the most famous person you ever met?
Davy Jones from the Monkees