Sam Bock is a research assistant for the Center of the American West and a graduate student in History at the University of Colorado. Sam holds a B.A. in History and is a certified Social Studies teacher. He is working on a variety of projects for the Center, including the Governor’s Colorado History Initiative and a re-vamping of the American Historical Association’s teaching tips website. Sam is a Colorado native, and when not researching, can often be found mountain biking, skiing, hiking or recovering from participating in one of these activities.