Samantha Kosai is a second year Sociology major from Irvine, California. She is involved with the Unruh Institute of Politics, currently serving as Publicity Director for the inaugural Unruh Ambassador Executive Board, and teaches local politics to high school students through their Civic Engagement program. She loves embracing her biracial heritage by being involved in El Centro Chicano and Asian Pacific American Student Services. Sam is passionate about the arts, serving as Vice President of Oriana, the classical women’s choir on campus, and representing Harmonious Monks, a USC Jazz/Hip-Hop band, as their publicist. She is humbled to be working as a Resident Assistant in the coming year and serving as an Undergraduate Fellow for the Center for Excellence in Teaching. These interests have greatly influenced her independent research, as she focuses on the interdisciplinary relationship of politics, education, race, and the arts. Sam aspires to earn a doctorate degree and pursue a career either in Education Policy or as a professor (or maybe both). Here at CUE, Sam hopes to continue exploring the many facets of education and working towards solutions of equity and access for all students.