"Being immersed in critical dialogue, dynamic programming, and knowledge mobilization on the topics of social and environmental justice, arts and culture, and urban issues helped develop my awareness of the critical challenges facing our society. Through this position, I had the opportunity to meet and work with some incredible scholars, activists, and community leaders who inspired me to continue the work I was doing outside of my degree. My work as the BC editor at rabble.ca gave me the opportunity to amplify stories I felt were important to my communities."
Her community engagement work led to an appearance on the cover of the Georgia Straight, and a feature interview in the International Women's Day issue.
Samaah's advice to future students: "I highly recommend talking to your professors as much as possible, both in and outside of the classroom. Attending office hours, participating in class discussions, and having informal discussions about coursework, or a particular area of interest, added a lot of depth and meaning to my education. Contrary to popular belief, Most professors I encountered were very unintimidating and eager to help and talk you through whatever it was that you were struggling with."