Hi I'm sam!

Feel free to check me out below, read about some of my adventures over at the blog, or send me a message. I love connecting with like-minded people.

It is my goal to build brave women to inspire and empower each other to discover and be their most confident selves.

I am available for speaking engagements for Middle School, High School, College students, Girl Scouts, Sports teams, Pageant organizations and more to help young girls and women:

  • Develop self-confidence

  • Use social media responsibly

  • Live above the influence of negative peer pressures

  • Make their impact in their community

  • Develop drive & perseverance

  • Be a #GirlBoss

Email me at sojka.samantha@gmail.com to schedule

Being a #GirlBoss

At just 25 years old I am a Vice President of Business Development at a thriving energy efficiency company, supporting businesses across North America save money, energy, and improve the environment through energy efficient solutions. I entered the energy efficiency field with no knowledge of the industry. After realizing the positive impact that reducing homes and businesses energy consumption can have on the environment, create jobs and improve the economy, I knew I wanted to make my mark. I have traveled across the country speaking at national energy efficiency conferences as a leading energy expert on community engagement initiatives for the largest utility company in New England.

Travel Obsession

I had a profound experience living on a ship for 4 months traveling around the world. Never stepping foot out of the country, I came back to the United States with a global perspective and passion for seeing more of the world. Semester at Sea takes a global comparative approach to study abroad using a ship as its traveling campus and sailing to multiple ports around the world.  Continue to follow my journey of visiting a new country each year and reaching my goal of visiting all 7 continents. Hint: I only have 2 more to visit!

Making an Impact

Growing up my parents instilled in me to always give back to my community in some way. One of my first memories of making an impact was when in the 3rd grade I was in the Connecticut Childrens Medical Center for a few days after my appendix was removed and all I wanted to do was play the Nintendo to keep me occupied. When they brought the gaming system there was only a handful of games to choose from and none that honestly were fun. When I returned to  school I started a game drive collecting used Nintendo games and together we collected hundreds for the hospital! Simple acts like this and so much more are ways we work together to better our communities.

My commitment to volunteerism, education and experiences traveling around the world have taught me leadership, mindfulness, drive, and versatility. I enjoy working with Special Olympics, Best Buddies, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Samaritans Feet and serving on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Waterbury.

 

 


 

 

 

Travels Around the World

 

 

Work Experience

Vice President of Business Development

Greenleaf Energy Solutions

August 2017 - Present

 

Energy Efficiency Associate Program Administrator                                                                                          

Eversource Energy, Berlin, CT

April 2015-July 2017

 

Clean Energy Communities - Community Outreach Intern                                                                                                               

Eversource Energy, Berlin, CT

May 2014-March 2015