Samar received many awards and certifications for her work from different Princes, Presidents, foundations and associations. She was classified as one of the most influential Arab women in 2013 and one of the most important young leaders in the Arab region in 2012. She is a member of various International and Regional NGOs and a member of the Arab Thought Foundation Advisory Board.
Samar studied Communication and Culture in England and she worked with the British Council and the United Nations as a consultant on civil society and youth programs. She is now a PhD candidate in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge.