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Samara Faustin

Samara Faustin serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Malden Rising Leaders Inc. (MRL) In this role; Samara utilizes her leadership and mentorship skills to advance program development that supports young woman and leaders of Malden in their advocacy.


Samara also serves as a Consolidations Operations Specialist at John Hancock and assistant coach for the Newbury College Men & Women Track & Field team where Samara is known for her leadership and mentorship skills. She was awarded as the Quarter2 2017 Production Leader in her department at John Hancock.


Samara is also a well-known record-breaking athlete. In High School, Samara was a member of the Yearbook Club, LCHS Chorus, and the Girls Track & Field Team. Samara qualified for States and placed 5th overall at the meet.


Samara continued her track career at the University of Massachusetts Boston. During her time at UMass, Samara became a She ended her career as a two-time MVP winner and one of the top sprinters in recent memory. Samara led the 4×100 meter relay team to the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championship meet. She also broke the program record, which stood for over 20 years, in the indoor 60-meter dash with her time of 7.99 seconds on March 1, 2013, at the ECAC Indoor Championship. Samara posted the fastest time for her team in the 100 and 200 meter dashes at the ECAC Outdoor Championship with times of 12.23 and 25.14 seconds respectively.


Samara was raised in Lynn, Massachusetts and attended Lynn Classical High School (Class of 2008.). Samara subsequently furthered her studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she earned a degree in Business Management.


Malden Rising Leaders Inc. (MRL) is a non-profit corporation founded in Malden, Massachusetts in 2017. MRL’s focus is youth leadership and development through scholarship support and mentoring. Its mission is to help the Malden’s young leaders to engage, organize and advance their community’s development, by advocating on behalf of families. MRL provides a yearly scholarship to Malden High School graduating seniors to further their studies in the field of education, entrepreneurship, nonprofit, and public service.