While at University of Connecticut pursuing her undergraduate degree in English with a concentration in British literature, Sami studied abroad in London at the height of the 2012 Olympics and fell in love with the U.K. She went on to earn her master’s degree and teaching certification from Teachers College Columbia University; while there, she was selected as one of 12 educators worldwide to be a “player” in Literacy Unbound, an experiential, embodied learning experience centered around Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Sami has spent the last eight years as a devoted high school English teacher, serving in a variety of educational settings, from urban to suburban to international, including the American School of Barcelona. Recently, Sami went back to graduate school to study anti-racism and social justice from historical, sociological, and pedagogical lenses. In her summers, she loves to travel and has visited Israel, Italy, France, Portugal, Scotland, and Ireland. She derives tremendous joy from building lasting bonds with students, inside and outside the classroom. Sami has led student travel trips in Singapore, Spain, and the U.S., and she previously served as a Program Dean at Oxford.