Sam Ha, originally from PA, is now a doctoral student at Boston College, grappling with important questions regarding the democratic purposes of education, the pervasive role of identity in teaching and learning, and the power and potential of community-based learning. One of her greatest joys is working closely with students to ensure that their educative experience is purposeful, empowering, and challenging. Her passion for education has led her to positions within the non-profit and higher education sectors, where she had the opportunity to teach and learn about leadership education, civic engagement, and student development.
At the PKG Center, Sam works to support the Social Impact Employment program, which forges connections between talented students and community experts to collaboratively address public challenges. Her own experiences in community-engaged work have been deeply influential, and she feels lucky to construct and support other students in their journeys to service, democratic engagement, and social change. Sam welcomes students to share their interest in the SIE program or other PKG initiatives with her over the next year, or just to stop by and chat about graduate school and post-graduate life, new vegetarian or baking recipes, board games, or fun places to visit in the NE area!