Student Services

Samantha Bayne

Hi everyone! My name is Samantha Bayne and I’m a sophomore studying Political Science and Law, Politics, and Society from St. Louis, MO. Last year, I had the opportunity to serve on three Senate committees (Student Affairs, Health and Safety, and Campus Advancement) and I fell in love with student government. I decided to take the next step and run for Senator-at-Large! I’m so excited to pursue new initiatives and serve Drake students.

Besides Student Senate, I’m involved in Hillel, Mentors for Violence Prevention, and Model United Nations. I also help organize dialogue events with the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center. Off campus, I love going to political events and fun coffee shops around Des Moines.

I can’t wait to be working with the 31st Session! I’ll be focusing on providing mental health & safety resources to students and addressing immediate concerns. If you have any questions, please email me at


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