Samuel graduated in 2014 from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science and again in 2016 with a Master of Natural Resources. He has worked on several projects post-graduation with the USDA and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, serving as a field ornithologist and as a gopher tortoise technician. Samuel hopes to soon be working full time with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He is currently serving as a caretaker for a patient who has Muscular Dystrophy and is in respiratory failure. Samuel has been practicing yoga since October of last year as a form of exercise, relaxation and stress relief.