Samantha Dybas was born and raised in Bartlett, Illinois. She graduated from Illinois State University in 2015 with a degree in political science. Soon after graduation, she moved to Washington, DC and participated in the Fund for American Studies internship program. In October of 2015, she began working with Congressman LaHood shortly after he was sworn in. She currently is Congressman LaHood’s Legislative Assistant and handles a portfolio of issues including Transportation, Homeland Security, Education, Human Resources, and more.