Samantha “Sam” Nordstrom loves to write. She adores storytelling about amazing and diverse people, places, and events, and she strives to appeal to audiences around the world. Growing up in a small, conservative town in Texas, Nordstrom developed both a yearning for adventure and an eagerness to understand and experience cultures different from her own. Culturs, which focuses on recognizing various backgrounds and cultures, represents an opportunity for Nordstrom to not only connect with a global audience, but to learn and develop a greater understanding of different identities and cultural groups by producing compelling articles. Nordstrom’s passions extend beyond writing and includes photography, design, traveling, music, reading and outdoor recreation. Nothing makes her happier than spending the night in the mountains after a long day of hiking, sipping on a cup of coffee and staring into the stars, or taking a spontaneous road trip to a new city for a day of shopping and exciting exploration. Nordstrom hopes that her readers can find joy in the same passions that she does, or perhaps learn about an exciting new perspective. Either way, Nordstrom’s fierce desire for embracing new experiences and contributing her piece to an increasingly diverse world will both inspire her stories and drive her to think outside her own cultural bubble.