Samaro Schneider joined the TRLMI team at the beginning of 2021. She graduated from the California Maritime Academy in 2000 and went to work deep sea right away. Samar started out on a fleet of SWATH (small water area twin hull) research vessels conducting survey operations. Soon she moved up to a larger fleet of vessels, the Watson Class LMSR RO-RO’s where she found her home. She spent fourteen plus years sailing deep sea with Maersk Line Ltd and Ocean Ships Inc. in senior and junior positions. She worked in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Served in senior positions for joint task In-Stream Operation (JLOTS) off Guatemala in 07 and off Lynnhaven, VA in 08. She holds an unlimited ton Master license. The last six years of her deep-sea service were spent as Commanding Officer of the USNS SODERMAN. In 2014, she came shore side to start a family and begin a new chapter. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband and swimming, SUP, hiking & biking.