Samantha Bliss

Phalanx Honor Society Member, White Key Recipient 2015

Degree(s)Professional Head Shot
B.S. in Environmental Engineering, May 2017
M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Dec. 2017

About Me

During my time at Rensselaer, I have strived to excel academically in my coursework, be an influential and contributing member of design and research projects with faculty members, and leave my mark as a member of the campus community through my extracurricular activities. I have chosen to pursue both my Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Environmental Engineering through the Co-terminal Degree Program which has afforded me the opportunity to lead my own research and design project within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. I was inducted into the Chi Epsilon Civil and Environmental Engineering Society in Spring 2016 in recognition of my academic achievements.

In addition to my coursework and research, I have continued my involvement as a leader in the Greek Community. Fraternity and Sorority Life has been incredibly influential in my development and success at Rensselaer. I joined my sorority, Alpha Phi as a first-semester freshman and held my first leadership position almost immediately after initiation. Most recently, I served as our Director of Chapter Events, organizing social activities with a risk-reducing, and values-centered agenda.

External to my own sorority chapter, I became involved in the Rensselaer Panhellenic Council, the governing council of all sororities on campus. This past year, I chaired the Panhellenic Council as Council President and worked to advocate for the Greek Community through close communication and cooperation with the Office of Greek Life Commons and RPI Administrators.
I was inducted to the RPI Chapter of Order of Omega, the Greek Leadership Honor Society, in Spring 2016 in recognition of my service and leadership to the Greek Community.

I also am involved in professional leadership organizations on campus including the Society of Women Engineers and RPI Engineering Ambassadors. As an Engineering Ambassador, I work as part of an outreach team of engineering students to visit middle and high school classrooms to inspire younger students to pursue careers in engineering fields.