Samara Khalique Grove graduated from Walker’s in 2000, then went on to earn a BS in Psychology from Bates College and her MD from The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She is a practicing rheumatologist and an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. At Walker’s, Samara played varsity field hockey, lacrosse and basketball, and held numerous leadership positions including team captain and as a member of the Big 7. She won the Clarissa Green Cup, the Vorhees Cup and the William Lickle Athletic Cup. At Bates, she played varsity field hockey and lacrosse, and was awarded the lacrosse spirit award. After college, Samara continued her involvement in lacrosse through club sports and coaching, volunteering as a youth coach in both Boston and New Orleans, and even working for a time as a lacrosse and field hockey coach at Walker’s.