Samantha Sanders

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Brooklyn, NY
Washington State University
Urban Exploration, Budget Travel, Sustainable Tourism
  • Sam has immersed herself in learning Spanish for the last eight years largely because of her love of traveling in Latin America.
  • Urban ecology is endlessly fascinating to her and she spends much of her free time exploring the natural world in New York City and evangelizing about these unique ecosystems to anyone who'll listen.
  • In addition to her writing and editing work, Sam has a background in podcast production and voiceover work and was chosen to be part of the 2019 Made in NYC podcast program cohort.


Sam has been a writer since childhood but editing (whether articles or audio) is what gets her going. She loves working collaboratively with writers and creators to help them make the most of their skills and tell the story they want to tell. Her interests and work have taken her all over the country and she's written about everything from ecology (sustainable travel, electric vehicles, lab-grown meat) and culture (Midwest architecture, etymology, film) to personal essays. She's previously worked for Writer's Digest and Artists Magazines and her work has appeared online at The Awl, Catapult, and Popula.


Sam earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in social science from Washington State University. Prior to that, she studied sociology at the University of Cincinnati with an emphasis in urban planning.
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