Samantha Meier is a freelance writer, researcher, and editor. She is currently at work on a history of the underground comix anthology Tits & Clits, co-founded by Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevli in 1972.

Previously, Sam worked as a researcher with The Public Good Projects, a non-profit media company which aims to create a continuous and enduring supply of innovative media addressing crucial, complex, and pressing problems facing the nation. PGP’s signature campaign, A Healthy America, debuts in 2016. Before that, she served as the founder and lead editor of the Identities vertical at Mic, a digital media platform for and by millennials featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30. There, she assigned, edited, wrote, and curated content on a variety of social and political issues, with an emphasis on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality.

Before coming to Mic, Sam was profiled in the New York Times for her work co-founding Sexual Health Education & Advocacy Throughout Harvard College (SHEATH), the organization which ran Harvard’s first-ever Sex Week. She is a certified peer educator with a strong background in sexual health, LGBTQ issues, and mental health education and advocacy.

Sam’s current project is based on her award-winning undergraduate thesis work. She has presented her research on comics at a variety of academic conferences.

Sam lives among the saguaro in Tucson, Arizona. She is known to be excellent at giving hugs.