Samantha Gerbrick International Admission Counselor


Samantha Gerbrick is originally from Woodbury Heights, New Jersey and is a South Jersey native to her core (it’s pork roll, not Taylor Ham). Deciding to leave home and go north for her undergraduate experience, she studied at Montclair State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and German. During her undergraduate career, Samantha spent a year studying at Karl Franzens Universität Graz in Graz, Austria on a diplomatic exchange representing her home university. Here, she fell in love with Austria and the German Language and decided to pursue a degree in the topic. After returning home, she served as Student Assistant of Programming within her university’s German Department, worked as Student Assistant of Campus Engagement with MSU International Academic Initiatives, and conducted research on food culture within 20th Century East Germany. 

After continuing to work as a Program Assistant for Montclair State’s Study Abroad Department, Samantha relocated to Lancaster and joined the Admissions Team at Franklin & Marshall in October 2023 as an International Admission Counselor. Although she is new to the world of admissions, she is no stranger to Higher Education, having worked with Residence Life, First Year Orientation, and Study Abroad. She is incredibly excited to connect with students, families, and counselors across the globe and travel while doing so! 

When she’s not at the airport on her way to another country, you can find Samantha practicing her German, keeping up to date on all things Star Wars, at Citizens Bank Park cheering on the Phillies, or at one of Lancaster’s many farm markets looking for inspiration for her next culinary venture. 


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What does being a Diplomat mean to you?

To me, being a Diplomat means connecting with people from different cultures and backgrounds in order to learn more about the world we live in.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

During my first week at F&M, I saw the chapel in Old Main, and seeing the stained glass may have been my favorite part of that week. That whole building is gorgeous!

What is your favorite part about Lancaster?

Definitely the farmers markets. I love finding new, fresh ingredients to use when I cook. Well, that, and also Whoopie Pies…