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Samantha Diaz and husband Albert Diaz walk together. Each holds the hand of one of their children, who walk along a wide, waist-high ledge.

Bringing out the best in others

When Samantha Diaz enrolled online with Oregon State Ecampus, she was a new mom with a job and a husband in the military. Over the years, her family added two more children and moved across the country twice. Through all of life’s twists, she thrived as a distance student and made progress on achieving her goal of teaching kids with special needs and those with troubled backgrounds.