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

I currently report on education in Boise, Idaho. Right now I'm focused on a project about Latino student outcomes, with fellowship support from the Education Writers Association and the American Press Institute. 

You can find my bylines all over the west. 

Nevada @ Reno News & Review & The Sparks Tribune.

Oregon @ Willamette Week (Intern, 2014) 

Washington @ The Seattle Times (Intern, 2015) 

Arizona @ ASU's Walter Cronkite school, News21.

New Mexico @ The Santa Fe New Mexican, where I covered crime and worked as a digital producer.