Yes, Sami is short for Samantha, but I'm not picky. Editors have called me Sedge, Sammitch, Sledgehammer and - for some reason - Samuela. 

I bounce around the West. I grew up in Reno, Nevada, went to school at the University of Oregon and have worked up and down the best coast: 

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

Oregon: Willamette Week (Intern, 2014) 

Washington: The Seattle Times (Intern, 2015) 

Arizona: News21 investigative reporting project (2016) 

New Mexico: The Santa Fe New Mexican, digital producer and public safety reporter (2017-2019) 

Idaho: Idaho Education News, education reporter (current)