• Sam

Sam Mamber




History and Creative Writing


President of WVOU
Secretary of YDSA


Secretary of Pi Omega Delta


: I grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, in a very academic community. Most of the adults I knew as a kid were scientists and engineers. I figured I’d go to college for biochemistry or microbiology. Then, one day in high school, I picked up a certain Salinger book, and next thing I knew, I was here. When I’m home from school in Washington, D.C., I try and take the bus and subway as much as I can. I prefer to be out in public most of the time, in a library or a coffee shop. I’d love to open an independent bookstore someday. My favorite writer is Allen Ginbserg.

Most Memorable Moment in Class

One time in Literary Theory, Dr. Jaroff called me “a Marxist at heart”. I spent the rest of the day with a goofy smile on my face.


During the Spring 2020 semester, I worked under Dr. Kozusko as a student editor for a Shakespeare-focused literary magazine based out of the University of Georgia.

My Experience

I’ve never had a boring class. Every single course I’ve taken has been worthy of getting personally and emotionally invested in. I genuinely look forward to writing essays. I feel particularly at home in the English department.