Samantha Fils


I was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti and lived there for the first decade of my life.  When I was 10 years old, I moved to Fort Myers, Florida. I lived there until I moved to Daytona Beach, Florida to attend Bethune-Cookman University. I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. I moved to Boston to attend Boston College’s Graduate School of Social Work. I graduated from there with my Masters in Social Work and a certification in Trauma Informed Practice in 2015.

I worked as a Child Protection Investigator for the State of Florida before moving to Boston for graduate school. Once I moved to Boston I worked for Reach Beyond Domestic Violence based in Waltham, MA. Hands down, my greatest accomplishment is the birth of my son, Clayton. After 22 hours of labor, he finally came into the world. It is a privilege and blessing to be his mother.

Professionally, I look at Michelle Obama as a role model. She inspires me daily with her poise and grace. She is just amazing! She is also the one person I would want to invite to dinner with my family. I would just ask her tons of questions so I could learn as much as possible from her!

When I’m not in the office at Fathers’ Uplift, you can find me at home with my son, Clayton and husband, Charles.