Sam Zern is a journalist based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is currently a senior at Vanderbilt University. She is studying education policy and sociology and uses her research-driven course experience to bolster her reporting.

Sam has professional experience working as a reporting intern for the Nashville Post and as a freelance education reporter for the Austin Monitor. She has also written for The Vanderbilt Hustler throughout her college career, and recently completed her one-year term as the publication’s editor in chief.