Samara Freemark is a reporter at American Public Media's Public Insight Network. Before coming to APM she was a producer at Radio Diaries, an independent production company helping people document their own lives. She has also worked in the newsroom of Ann Arbor's NPR affiliate, and done her time in the freelancing trenches. Freemark's work has been heard on All Things Considered, UnFictional, This American Life and other outlets. Prior to settling on a career in radio she tried out policy research, community organizing, and urban planning before choosing soundwaves over spreadsheets.