Tamara Starr, Editor


While working as a content and video producer at a major news network in 2016...I realized that I was getting burned out. Not because of the industry itself, but because I noticed that there was a focus on sharing news that involved casualties, unfortunate circumstances, and scandals. And I understood the reasons behind that- it resulted in more clicks!

However, it was during that same time, I decided to take a step back to figure out what I wanted to do with my career. In fact, I ended up working in pharmacies as a Pharmacy Technician (had a license since high school since journalists aren't paid that much- shocker) and then later got my UX/UI certification.

While working on some UX projects, I finally realized what I was missing... While working as a journalist, I LOVED covering stories about people and organizations who CHOSE to give back to their community. In fact, till this day I will always cherish my days as a reporter in Dedham, MA because of how involved that whole community was. If

you lived there...you cared!

I want to write those stories again! I want to feature those kind of stories on this site because it can become a reminder that we are human. That we do love. That we do care. That we can give back. I understand that is not every person...but at least it can show that loving humans do exist and they are not just a myth. New York is my hometown and is my heart. So I want to showcase those New Yorkers that are making a difference across the state (and not just in NYC).

So welcome to Emperial Samaritan! I hope that you can read these stories about these amazing New Yorkers, and maybe you yourself may want to give back in some way.

Chat with you all soon,

Tamara

Editor & Founder


To send news stories or tips, send an email to news@emperialsamaritan.com so that we can start sharing!



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