Miss Washington USA – Samantha
Dr. Samantha Gallia is an Oral Radiology resident at the University of Washington Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with high honors and gave the commencement speech at graduation. As a female doctor, she noticed a lack of women leaders in healthcare and formed #GirlDocsRock to equip young women with leadership skills. Samantha was the president of her sorority, Delta Gamma, in college and has completed two full marathons. On the weekends, Dr. Gallia performs tooth fillings and extractions at free healthcare clinics for patients in need. As Miss USA, she plans to expand her efforts globally by partnering with Smile Train both as an advocate and as a member of their surgical team. Samantha also enjoys cooking homemade Cioppino with her Italian family, singing Taylor Swift with her younger sister, and searching for the best cup of coffee in Seattle.