Client Support Specialist, TeamLMI

Samantha FreeseSamantha’s passion for psychology began in her high school AP Psychology class when she read Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. She was drawn to the idea that intelligence matters less than previously thought and may come in more forms than we realize. She plans to obtain her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She enjoys studying Organizational Psychology and how relationships among employees affect productivity and the performance of businesses.

Samantha graduated from Penn State University in 2021 with a degree in Psychology. Prior to Penn State, Samantha attended Juniata College for two years and studied Biochemistry while playing for their women’s volleyball team. At Penn State, she played on their Club Volleyball team and served as a Thon Chair, helping to raise funds for families that have children with cancer.

In addition to working for TeamLMI, she is a club volleyball coach at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, PA. She coaches a 15u regional team. Her favorite part of coaching is watching the girls learn and seeing them work together as a team. She feels as though she learns as much from them as they do from her.

Samantha enjoys spending her free time outside hiking, hunting, fishing, or golfing. In addition, she loves to travel; her favorite place that she has been is Cuba. She also enjoys reading nonfiction, her favorite authors are Malcolm Gladwell, Angela Duckworth, and Adam Grant.

Contact Samantha directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on linkedin

What the heck is Industrial-Organizational Psychology?

SIOPThe Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology was established in 1982 and its 8,000 members are dedicated to applying psychology to people in the workplace. No, they are not "shrinks." Rather, their field of psychology tries to understand and measure human behavior to improve employees' satisfaction in their work, employers' ability to select and promote the best people, and to generally make the workplace better for the men and women who work there. They do this by creating tests and by designing products such as training courses, selection procedures and surveys.

Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance.