Sarah Leifeste resides in the greater Houston, Texas area where she is the Director of a mobile dance company called Shine Music and Dance. Sarah has taught students ages 2-20 for the past 6 years. She brings training in all major styles of dance, piano, voice, and music theory to […]
Best Buddies Alumni Highlight: Samantha Poyser ‘08
Currently a student at UC Santa Barbara pursing her PhD with a specialization in Special Education. She says her experience while in Best Buddies inspired her to pursue a career that would allow her continue to spread a message of inclusion and acceptance.
From Maui, Hawaii. She attended California State University, East Bay and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. In 2008, as an active junior in high school, Rowena was approached by Mike McCormick, a Best Buddies Program Manager, who asked her to lead the first Best Buddies Chapter in Maui at Maui High School.