True to her home state’s nickname the “Garden State,” Sam has a love of all things in nature and recently graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology with minors in Global Health & Health Policy and Chinese Language & Culture. Sam is thrilled to be joining the VIA community and to work with GETCH for a whole year! She believes that a VIA fellowship in China (and in her parents’ hometown) is an intersection between her deep-seated interest in civic engagement and her personal identity as a Chinese-American. Sam hopes to work closely with the teachers at GETCH to support students in developing their confidence and realizing their own potential for success. She also hopes to learn more about issues of disability access and inequities in China through her host organization.