Samantha with daughters eleanor (left) and olivia (right)

about our founder

Samantha razook

Samantha Razook is the founder and CEO of Curious Jane. She started the company in 2009 as a summer camp for her own girls – and all girls – to be creative and inventive in a high-energy space.

Samantha earned her BA in Graphic Design from Yale and her Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt –– so, experimenting, collaborating and building; thinking with her hands; encouraging intellectual curiosity; and supporting girls in STEAM all come from a personal place. 

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.

Today, Curious Jane runs camps, classes, and workshops year-round; prints project books in addition to publishing the magazine; and collaborates with like-minded organizations to share their content with new audiences.

speaking engagements

samantha loves to speak!

If you are interested in inviting samantha to speak, participate on a panel or lead a workshop, please contact Emily Griesing at emily@itsbossible.com.

topic areas

Entreprenuership. Creativity. Women and Girls in STEAM. Business Development.

previous engagements

Ellevate Network, New York, NY 2019
** The Power of Creativity (Webinar JAM Session)
Happy Mom Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2019
Go Live Girl, Norwalk, CT, 2019
Chase Women’s Symposium, New York, NY, 2017

podcasts and videos

video: maker faire, 2018 (at left)
podcast: 'so money' with farnoosh torabi, 2019
podcast: two maverix multimedia, 2018

the curious Jane story

See the Curious Jane Story, and learn about our mission, brand and opportunities.

meet the team!

We’re a small group, passionate about what we do. Now that you’ve met Samantha, get to know the rest of us!