Sam Leanza Ortiz is the Publishing Assistant for 1517 Publishing. Sam graduated from Concordia University, Irvine, with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Thought. As publishing assistant, she is responsible for a number of different administrative tasks - from author relations to sales reporting. In addition to her work for 1517, she is also pursuing a Master of Arts in History at Baylor University. Sam currently lives in Waco, TX, with her husband Patrick.