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)