Media & Press

See below to learn more about me and my work in community organizing and research.

Community Organizing & Climbing

  • — “Building Community with Samantha Kang” (2021)
  • The People of Colour, LLC — “The Colour Reimagined Podcast” (2021)
  • Gazette Times — “Corvallis group hopes to diversify climbing” (2021)
  • KPTV Portland — “Climbing community rallies around OSU graduate student” (2022)
  • Trailblazers documentary (2023) premiered at the Whiteside Theater, Corvallis, OR. June 11, 2023. Trailblazers, a film documentary by Skyler Humphrey-Davis shows three Pacific Northwest based BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community leaders– Chelsea Murphy, Luis Gil, and Sam Kang– creating cultural inclusive spaces through programmatic, organizational, and personal endeavors that allow BIPOC community members to experience, with confidence and a sense of security, outdoor wilderness spaces and exploration activities. This film will highlight curators of outdoor experiences tailored specifically to the BIPOC communities in order to facilitate the reclaiming of their right to outdoor wilderness spaces and adventure activities.


  • Sam was invited to speak at MIT Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC), on December 6th, 2023. They presented, “How Changing Gender Norms Shape Technology Evolution.” You can find the talk recording here.
  • Sam’s research on gender and design was featured in Oregon State University’s College of Engineering Magazine. You can find the online version here.
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