Yes, Sami is short for Samantha. But I'm not picky. Editors have called me Sammitch, Samuela, and my personal favorite, Sedge. 

I'm an education reporter with Idaho Education News, a nonprofit news outlet in Boise. I focus on student safety and equity. Check out my recent projects on the inequities that Idaho's Latinx students face, and Idaho's piecemeal approach to providing mental health supports in schools. 

You can find my bylines all over the west. 

Idaho: Idaho Education News

New Mexico: The Santa Fe New Mexican, crime reporter and digital producer.

Arizona: ASU's Walter Cronkite school, investigative reporter for News21. 

Washington: The Seattle Times (Intern, 2015)

Oregon: Willamette Week (Intern, 2014) 

Nevada: Reno News & Review, The Sparks Tribune. (Intern)