Samantha Eakes received her doctorate in physical therapy from NIU in 2016. While studying at NIU, Sam played for the women’s volleyball team (check out a game during the season–they’re a blast!), later serving as that team’s director of operations. Her involvement in athletics makes her a natural fit for the field of physical therapy, where she continues to pursue her interest in treating and educating female athletes in addition to a general orthopedic practice.
Sam lives in DeKalb with her husband, Luke. Sam continues to keep volleyball a part of her life through coaching and playing in adult leagues. She is a graduate of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy, and stays active in the community through committee participation and volunteer work.