Program Associate, Code2040
Samia Zuber is a first-generation Eritrean-American born and raised in San Francisco. A proud alum of SFUSD schools, she went on to graduate from UC Davis with a BA in Political Science with minors in Community & Regional Development and Sociology. Prior to her time at UC Davis, Samia attended City College of San Francisco and worked for the Outreach and Recruitment team as a Student Ambassador. In this role, she spent most of her time working with disenfranchised BlPOC communities, building relationships to help community members see higher education as a viable and affordable option. This experience uncovered systemic inequities that ignited Samia’s passion for education and racial equity work. She channeled that passion into action, becoming one of the founding members of Students Making a Change, an organization that champions equitable educational policy, community engagement, and organizing. Samia also served on the Associate Students Council where she worked with undocumented student groups on campus to lead the creation of a resource center. Samia currently works at Code2040, a nonprofit organization that is committed to breaking down structural barriers for Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy. During her time with the organization, she has nurtured a community of Black & Latinx technologists as a steward of their education and activation at the intersections of racial equity and tech. Samia looks forward to continuing to serve her community and advocating for racial equity.