Sam Smouha

Director of Social Media

Sam Smouha focuses on digital marketing strategies across QEDC’s channels for our programming. Previously, he was the program manager for the Richmond Hill Avenue NYC project.

Having grown up on Long Island, he came to know Queens through his grandparents living in Jackson Heights. He is passionate about supporting small businesses, and appreciates the cultural impacts that they have in Queens’ neighborhoods.


Sam earned his Master’s in Urban Planning at Hunter College and his Bachelor’s in Urban Studies at Vassar College. As an artist and filmmaker, he believes in using creativity as a tool for community engagement and development. Sam is currently a Co-chair of the Arts & Culture Committee of the American Planning Association’s New York Metro chapter. He can be contacted at