Samm Francucci, also known as “Summer,” is a New York native from Long Island. Her favorite part about where she grew up are the beaches. Summer is a rising junior at American University and is a part of the Women’s Soccer Team. She is studying elementary education with a double minor in special education and health promotion. She has grown to love D.C and wants to support the youth population by empowering them with the help of Grassroots. She plans to stay in the D.C. area after she graduates to teach. Summer is looking forward to her summer with TGP; she is especially excited to learn and incorporate some of the Grassroot methodologies into her own classroom one day. Summer lives with a teammate and their newly adopted cat, Nala. She loves Marvel and Harry Potter trilogies. Woodstock is one of her favorite places in NY. Winnie the Pooh is her favorite Disney character EVER. She is filled with wanderlust and is super excited for South Africa!