Samantha Thompson

Social Media Specialist

IU Communications Indianapolis
340 W. Michigan Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Hashtag, retweet, and Klout are words used daily in Sam’s vocabulary. As a social media specialist for IU Communications, she is the person behind the tweets and posts for IUPUI’s official social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as the IU School of Medicine’s official social media accounts. When she’s not configuring messages in as few characters as possible, Sam is monitoring her Hootsuite streams for mentions and interactions from IUPUI’s thousands of followers.

Prior to joining IU Communications, Sam worked for Australian Gold, a sun care company, where she grew their social media presence through a series of contests and giveaways. She is a recent Indiana University graduate, and can often be found at the nearest Half Price Books store rummaging for bargains on old books, movies, and CDs.

In her free time, Sam loves traveling, catching up on her favorite TV shows, spending time with her family and friends, and relaxing with her favorite golden retriever, Charlee.


  • Caffeine Addict
  • Fashionista
  • Fitness Buff
  • Foodie
  • Geek
  • Hippie
  • IU Alum
  • Music Lover
  • Native Hoosier
  • News Junkie
  • Night Owl
  • Social Media Ninja
  • Theatergoer