Ms. Samano is a graduate of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.A. 2003) and The Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., 2007) where she participated in the school’s Mock Trial team and the Death Penalty Clinic. Ms. Samano was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2008 and has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. She is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. In the community, Ms. Samano previously served as the Chair for the Latino Task Force and a board member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of East Tennessee. Ms. Samano is married to Charles D. Waller of Powell, Tennessee and has two children. Ms. Samano makes her home in Fountain City, Tennessee.