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Battelle Applied Genomics Today

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Featured Expert: Sam Bodary: Battelle Education Office Assistant

Sam Bodary Sam Bodary

Sam Bodary works as Battelle Education’s Office Assistant, playing jack of all trades. He previously worked in The Ohio State University’s Department of Social Change, leading after-school outreach programs in Columbus Metro Library system. His team of 20 volunteers brought weekly STEM, art, and literacy programs to K-12 students in five high-need neighborhoods across Columbus. 

Sam is thrilled to support the team in their efforts to bring innovative education to students across the nation. He cares deeply about making higher education more accessible to historically underrepresented students. Going to college should be a choice for all students, regardless of where they grow up.

Sam graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English Literature from The Ohio State University. He received a summer fellowship to complete his senior thesis, a study on the metafictional engagement between American novelist David Foster Wallace and J.D. Salinger. 

Sam spends his free time writing songs and playing music around Columbus. He doesn’t like to pick favorites, but has a soft spot for John Knowles’ A Separate Peace and David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest.