Sam Blanchard
UCLA Doctoral Student and Former Teacher

Sam Blanchard is a doctoral student in the Urban Schooling division at the University of California, Los Angeles. 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.

Sam Blanchard is a doctoral student in the Urban Schooling division at the University of California, Los Angeles. 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.