Sam Allen

Sam Allen

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, FMSC, Family Science
Academic Degree: 
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: SPH 1236
Phone: 301-405-4007 |

Though known primarily for his appearance on The Price is Right in 2013, Sam is a fourth-year Family Science doctoral candidate. He completed his M.S. in Couples and Family Therapy from The University of Maryland, wherein his master's thesis explored the emotional wellbeing of mothers of transgender and gender nonconforming children. Sam's research interests broadly include queer families of various permutations, racial minority families, and the intersection of the two. Outside of school, Sam works part-time in a private practice as a licensed couple and family therapist and enjoys teaching yoga classes throughout the DC metro area. In his spare time, Sam enjoys utilizing his experience in culinary school to cook for himself and loved ones, watching documentaries, and making people laugh.