Sam Padilla

Sam Padilla

Program Operations Assistant

Sam joined Friends of the Children - SF Bay Area in 2022. Her passion has always been to empower children and inspire them to work towards becoming happy, confident, and successful in whatever they choose to do. Sam has worked for several years with young children as a teacher’s assistant and nanny and has extensive customer service experience. She enjoys the balance of administrative and organizational tasks as well as spending time with youth and their mentors in our program space.

As a Bay Area native living in San Francisco, Sam was drawn to Friends of the Children by her desire to make an impact on the lives of the kids in her community. Sam loves to hike and spend time in nature and is also an animal lover.