Hi, my name is Sam. I am originally from Chesterfield, VA but currently live in Mineral, VA on Lake Anna. When I am not working or reading, I spend a lot of time on the water! I enjoy paddle boarding, skiing, wakeboarding, and cruising the lake on the boat. I have a BS in psychology and currently working toward a master’s in sociology. In addition to SOCY 625, I am enrolled in SOCY 508, Introduction to Social Statistics this semester. SOCY 625 is of great interest to me as I have focused much of my previous course work on poverty and the urban environment; I seem to focus more on education and crime/punishment disparities between social classes. I am looking forward to learning more about the urban setting in this class!