Sam Schuermann is a designer, maker, and educator whose work explores the aesthetics, objects, conventions, and material implications of domesticity. She holds a Master of Architecture from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, where she has taught studios in the School of Architecture and Interior Design. Prior to coming to UWM, Sam practiced as an architectural designer at LEVER architecture in Portland, Oregon. She has also served as a volunteer instructor for Your Street Your Voice, a program for high school students in Portland that positions design as a tool for social and environmental justice. While at Rice University, Sam was a research assistant, graduate assistant, and co-editor of PLAT Journal. Her work has been published in PLAT 7.5, exhibited at the Oslo Architecture Triennale and she has served on numerous juries.