Sam Blanchard Doctoral Researcher

Sam Blanchard is a doctoral student in the Urban Schooling division at the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Sam’s research interests focus on external social, political, and economic conditions, such as trauma and poverty, and their impact on student experiences, in addition to how schooling practices cause trauma. Prior to attending UCLA, Sam was an elementary classroom teacher passionate about trauma-informed practices and identity-affirming curriculum, classrooms, and school environments.