Konstantin Samoilov grew up in Moscow and Los Angeles and joined the SDSU Georgia team in July 2018. Konstantin graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. At university, Konstantin created and hosted campus television and radio programming with UCLA Studio 22 and UCLA Radio. In 2015-2016, Konstantin served as a constituent advocate with the Los Angeles City Council and interpreter for Holocaust survivors with Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
In April 2016, Konstantin arrived in Georgia to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer. For two years, Konstantin lived and worked in Poti, Georgia, teaching English, creative writing, journalism and leadership skills to Georgian youth. During Peace Corps service, Konstantin directed the countrywide Technovation Challenge competition, supporting dozens of teams of Georgian girls in coding and designing mobile applications that solve problems in their communities.
As a student services coordinator, Konstantin writes eye-catching stories about our university's achievements, helps students to develop extracurricular activities and grant proposals, and recruits prospective students.