Sami lives in Batey Lechería in the Dominican Republic. Batey is the Haitian word for village. The older generations in Batey Lechería are Haitian.
Sami lives with both of her parents. She has one younger sibling. Her father works as a security guard for a construction company to try to provide for the family.
Sami speaks Spanish and some Creole. She attends the public school that is two miles from their village. Sami is currently in the 3rd grade. Her favorite subject is math. During her free time, Sami likes to play with dolls. Sami wants to become a doctor in the future.