Samantha Bernstein-Sierra is a Ph.D. Candidate of urban education policy at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. She received her Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2009, after which she practiced special education law for several years in New York City. Samantha works with Dr. Adrianna Kezar, focusing her research on public/private tensions in higher education, faculty rights, and the future of the academic profession.