Sami was born and grew up in sunny Durban, South Africa. She obtained a B.Psych degree from Midrand Graduate Institute, Pretoria campus. She has worked for and with different organisations in a variety of educational settings in the Johannesburg, Pretoria and eSwatini regions. She is an enthusiastic communicator, who passionate about education, young people, social support and the deliberate journey of moving from ignorance to competence in all areas. She also loves reading, bullet journalling and is an avid podcast listener.