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Samantha Johnson

Sam was born and raised in Hackettstown, NJ and became interested in pursuing a career in environmental science when she sampled the Musconetcong River on a high school field trip. Sam began volunteering with the MWA as a River Watcher in 2019 while a student at Centenary University and fell in love with sorting and identifying macroinvertebrates! Also at Centenary, Sam worked with Dr. Julie LaBar to conduct her research study “Determination of Microplastics in the Sediment of the Musconetcong River” where she was awarded First Runner Up for her presentation at the Independent College Fund of NJ Research Symposium. 




Sam earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, and teaching certifications in Biology and Special Education from Centenary University. Sam has worked on staff at MWA as Water Quality Field Specialist and as the Lead Camp Counselor for Camp Musky and is super excited to now be joining the Board of Trustees! When Sam isn’t in the river, she is working as a high school science teacher. Sam also teaches tap dance classes at her local dance studio. 

Samantha Johnson
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