Sam Merlus is a first-generation Haitian and the first in his family to attend college. He graduated from Miami Dade College with Associate of Arts with distinct honors in April 2016. Afterwards, Merlus matriculated to Tuskegee University in August 2016 where he received Transfer Scholarship covering his cost for tuition to concentrate in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering. In addition, he is conducting undergraduate research for Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Curry group aegis to Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology at Tuskegee University. Besides school, Merlus is actively involved in tutoring students at Tuskegee Public School, posting blogs on his website, running on track field, and advising others to aim to do what seems impossible to man but possible to God.