Sam was born and raised in North Vancouver. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia in 2014 with a double major in Creative Writing and Women's Studies. She then spent three months backpacking through Europe before attending law school. She received her law degree from the University of Victoria in 2018.
Sam loves going on adventures with her adorable rescue dog. She also enjoys exploring all the delicious restaurants that Vancouver has to offer before settling in for nights full of BBC crime shows.