Sammi is: a Chinese-American immigrant based in Chicago; a first-generation college graduate; a bilingual speaker; a dog mom of two; an avid learner by way of podcasts and books; a semi-professional ultimate frisbee player; and an aspiring storyteller who seeks to challenge the way our society has historically perceived the value and worth of individuals and marginalized communities. Sammi’s years of experience in education include roles as a classroom teacher, a policy advisor, and most recently as the Director of Insights and Operations on Teach For America’s Professional Recruitment Team. Sammi holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Southern California and a MA in Early Childhood Education from Dominican University.

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