Sam Plauche



Sam graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing, concentrating on Fiction.


During the initial brunt of the pandemic, Sam worked close with some families in his neighborhood to help their kids who were struggling with their online classes. They had reached out to him for his help due to his experience doing similar work with his own family, since - growing up in a large family with a mother who was a teacher - he learned the importance of education and how to help his younger siblings who were struggling in school form a young age.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Sam loves to take roadtrips! He recently took one up and down the West Coast, and is now planning one for the East Coast.
  • Sam helps run a writers' collective based in Chicago that takes in creative works from all over the city and provides peer reviews and edits for them.
  • Cooking all around, but especially gumbo. Cooking for friends has been a particular joy of Sam's, and through the winter he routinely tries to throw gumbo parties.