A Saul Zaentz fellow for her years of dedication to early childhood education, Samantha Fletcher is in the TIE program at HGSE, where she is also an Equity and Inclusion Fellow planning to research innovative ways technology can impact diversity and inclusion efforts in education. An equity practitioner and racial dialogue facilitator, Samantha worked as a journalist and producer for newspapers, magazines, and radio before transitioning to independent schools. She spent more than a decade in this environment, teaching at the pre-, lower, and middle school levels, weaving identity into the everyday life of her classroom, and served as an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Liaison. During this time, Samantha earned a master's in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Minority, Urban, and Multicultural Education from the University of Maryland and facilitator training through Arlington's Challenging Racism. As such, she has spent years leading diversity initiatives, workshops, and presentations for educators and community members regionally and nationally. Samantha hosts, produces, and edits the Daily Border Crossings podcast and shares educational resources via SamanthaFletcher.com. She is the proud wife of an HBCU alum and mother of two awesome elementary-age sons.