Samara Napolitan

Degree/Year: English and Russian, 2010
Employer name: Williams Group
Position/Title: Writer
City/State: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Samara Napolitan in front of Williams Group sign

I’m currently a writer at Williams Group, a Grand Rapids strategic communications firm. I work with dynamic, creative teams to craft print and web content for a variety of leading corporate and philanthropic organizations. I feel grateful to belong to a company that values learning, collaboration and community. 

When I reflect on my studies at MSU, one lesson sticks out: the power of collaboration and creativity to make real change. Through coursework, class discussions and campus experiences, I learned to empathize with diverse perspectives while honing my writing and problem-solving skills. I apply this thinking every day at my job to achieve impactful solutions with my teams. 

One lesson sticks out: the power of collaboration and creativity to make
real change.


Whether it’s blogging or a magazine, take advantage of writing opportunities to practice your craft. Learn to meet deadlines, work with an editor, and be humble about your work. Also, keep reading! Books are life.