Samantha Prior is Desert Healthcare District Affordable Care Act campaign manager. Before participating in a panel on how Obamacare can reach more people in the Inland Empire, she talked bad habits, childhood nicknames, and the irresistibility of the jelly bean in the Zócalo green room.
What’s your worst habit?
Ice chewing. And I’m in a dental office.
Did you have any nicknames as a kid?
Sam, Sammi, Sammi Jo, anything that could rhyme with Sam.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Always come to work as if you’re being evaluated.”
If you had one more hour in the day, what would you do with it?
What dessert do you find impossible to resist?
Jelly Belly jelly beans. [What’s your favorite flavor?] Piña colada.
What do you do to clear your mind?
What’s the last thing that inspired you?
A picture that I saw in a community center—a scene that kind of captivated me.
What question do you get asked most often about the Affordable Care Act?
In my personal opinion, is it going to work?
What’s your favorite household chore?
What music have you listened to today?
I haven’t listened to music yet. Just talk radio.