Samira Payne is a Learning Specialist as well as the academic counselor for men's golf. She joined the staff of ASSA in 2016.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Samira earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare and Justice from Marquette University in 2010 and a Master of Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014. She is currently pursuing a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree at the University of Notre Dame. Before coming to Notre Dame, Samira worked at Saint Mary's College connecting students and staff to community service and civic engagement opportunities in the South Bend community.