Crista Samaras '99

Position
VP of Content, The Post
Bio/Description

Crista is the VP of Content at The Post, a community designed to connect elite professionals built by sport. She is also the Founder of Brave Enterprises, a research and data driven effort to increase bravery through deliberate practice.

At Princeton University, she was selected Rookie of the Year, was a three-time All American, two-time Ivy League Player of the Year, and graduated as the lacrosse record-holder for career points, single-season points, and assists. She still holds the single-season record for caused turnovers. Crista was on the US Women’s Lacrosse Team from 1995-2007 and competed in both the 2001 and 2005 World Cup Games winning gold and silver medals, respectively.

She coached lacrosse at Yale University before she started her first set of companies in 2004, which worked to empower female players from non-traditional lacrosse-playing areas to compete for spots at the collegiate level. In January 2012, she stepped in as Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at the University of Richmond for the spring season and coached the team from #33 in the country to #13. In 2014, she sold her lacrosse companies.

Her work with female lacrosse players convinced her of the need for Bravery Training, not just for young women, but for professionals.

To date, Brave Enterprises has worked with over 10,000 people in more than 250 sessions nationwide. Brave has effectively measured its programming impact on 6,000 people and continues its research on fear, and how best to activate bravery in the face of it.