Samantha Jacob is a Social Justice and Education MA student at the Institute of Education, UCL and is currently working in distance learning. Samantha has recently completed her MA thesis, Girls and Political Subjectivities, which explores how preteen girls form knowledge of and opinions on politics. Before attending UCL, Samantha was an elementary special education teacher with five years of experience teaching in Hawaii and the Bronx. Her training with the NYC Teaching Fellows (Cohort 25) provided her with a social-justice oriented lens that placed student voice at the forefront of her pedagogy. In addition, she has extensive training in specially designed instruction and reading intervention strategies. Furthermore, Samantha has experience as a museum educator in many renowned museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History.