Samuel McLane is from Panama City, Florida
Samuel McLane is a graduate student studying international affairs with several years of experience working on research and public engagement projects in the Florida Legislature. Samuel has an undergraduate degree in History with a minor in Florida Teach from the University of Florida.
Samuel’s undergraduate research focused on the relationship between memory and race in the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. As an undergraduate, Samuel had the opportunity to participate in an internship focused on research and archiving in the University of Florida’s Department of Special & Area Studies Collections. There he cataloged and authored two short finding guides for researchers.
Samuel applied to several graduate programs but ultimately choose Florida State University because of its proximity to the Florida Legislature. In 2019 Samuel was one of twelve graduate students selected to participate in the Florida Legislative Fellows Program. As a fellow, Samuel had the opportunity to work alongside state lawmakers, participate in research and statistical projects, and engage with the public through mural tours and mock sessions in the House chamber. After earning his degree, Samuel hopes to pursue a career in the Department of State.
Samuel has received funding from the Florida House of Representatives