I am Samantha Bolet and I run The Bolet Collective. Born and raised in Illinois, I’m a University of Illinois graduate with an M.S. in Technology Management and Information System and Controls and a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish.
Currently, I work with Fortune 100 companies as a cyber security consultant specializing in data privacy. Shattering stereotypes, I’m also a former pageant queen and a strong advocate for women in technology and cyber security. As a first generation American and multilingual Latina, I am proud of my roots and always seek to help other minority peers find their professional path through mentoring.
I started this blog as my own personal and curated collection of experiences meant to guide, to inspire, and to inform through a creative outlet. I’m particularly passionate about learning how to exceed in your career (wherever that may be!), pursue higher education, thrift vintage fashion, seek healthy relationships, cultivate self-love, and gain financial independence. This blog is for the modern woman seeking personal empowerment and professional development in all areas and stages of her life while simultaneously building herself a beautiful and luxurious life.
When I’m not behind the screen, I’m usually cuddling with my Boston Terrier Luna Mia, watching films from the 1950’s, perusing my local farmers market, or laughing my way through an endless loop of funny dog reels and TikToks on Instagram.
But for now, thank you for joining my corner of the internet.