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

Until recently, I covered education for Idaho Education News, a nonprofit newsroom in Boise. I focused mostly on student safety and equity. Read my recent projects on inequities Idaho Latino students face, and the state'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

Arizona: Arizona State University, News21. 

Washington: The Seattle Times (Intern)

Oregon: Willamette Week (Intern) 

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