Meet the Admissions Team - Samantha Palma


Admissions Counselor

Area of Specialty: Athletics Liasion 

Phone: (716) 888-2205 
Hometown: Lancaster, NY 

Background: Samantha graduated from Lancaster High School in 2006.  She attended the University at Buffalo and graduated with a Bachelor's in History and a Master's in the discipline in 2012.  Samantha began her career in higher education in 2011 working with the Swimming & Diving program at Canisius. She lived and worked in Ohio for three years before returning to the Buffalo area and joining the Undergraduate Admissions Team at Canisius in 2017.

Get to know Samantha

Fun fact: I have swum competitively since the age of eight. After my college swimming career, I have dabbled in rowing, Tough Mudders, and enjoy running road races around the Buffalo Area.

Favorite Buffalo Food Spot: My go-to Buffalo staple is a pizza with pepperoni and banana peppers (covered in Frank's Hot Sauce) from Picasso's, in Lancaster. 

Perfect Weekend in Buffalo: Cheering on one of our many sports teams in Buffalo! Whether it's Sundays at New Era Field or the Griffs I am passionate about our teams.

Favorite Unique Canisius Experience: The Battle of the Bridge. Established during the 2006-07 athletic season, Canisius College and Niagara University's all-sports competition for the Canal Cup.