After completing her undergraduate degree from East Tennessee State University, Jeniffer Sams went on to the University of Florida to complete a Master’s in Art education. Currently Sams is a 4th year Art Education Doctorate Student at Indiana University. Sams’ works in the fields of eco-art education, community education, museum education, and photography. Her photographs are visual communication about both the artistic beauty and tragedy of environmental issues. Her “Legacy We Leave” series is included in the National Art Education Association digital gallery. Sams aims to utilize her experiences and education to create broader environmental awareness within the global community.