Samantha Mayberry is the senior associate of programs at FasterCures. Since joining the team in September 2011, she has played several roles, including coordinating the Philanthropy Advisory Service and providing research support on medical research philanthropy. She currently works on the science of patient input, looking at ways to better incorporate patient perspectives into research. She also manages Partnering for Cures, an annual event in its seventh year, and provides project management oversight across all FasterCures initiatives. Mayberry graduated from the George Washington University in December 2011 with a bachelor's degree in international affairs and a concentration in international economics.