meet the founder

Samantha razook

Samantha is the founder and CEO of Curious Jane. She earned her BA in Graphic Design from Yale and her Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt. She started the company in 2009 as a summer camp for her girls – and all girls – to be creative and inventive in a high-energy space.

Curious Jane comes from a very personal place. It’s what she would have loved as a girl, and it’s what she loves now – designing projects, experimenting and collaborating, and supporting girls in building confidence and removing fear of failure. 

In 2014, Curious Jane was recognized by Chase for its social impact, and was awarded $250k to grow the business. In 2015, the company launched Curious Jane Magazine, an in-print, ad-free maker magazine, with both a subscriber base and newsstand presence. In 2020, Curious Jane sustained a period of significant impact by working hard, thinking creatively and working together. 

Today, Curious Jane runs camps, prints the magazine and licenses content to be used in new ways and in new markets.

Samantha directs the Brooklyn teams, oversees content development, and coordinates licensing and program growth. Her favorite role? Being a mentor, guide and cheerleader for all the amazing women who are part of the Curious Jane community.