In 2009 Samantha Razook was finishing a program in Industrial Design and searching for something her young daughters could do while she got a “real job.” While the economy was struggling, she decided to start a camp, initially just for her daughters and their friends. But that first camp turned into a business that has grown into Curious Jane, an educational content company for girls ages 6 to 11 – with projects and curriculum revolving around science + engineering + design.
In 2014, Curious Jane was the recipient of the Chase’s Mission Small Business Grant — an unrestricted $250k awarded to 12 businesses from an applicant pool of over 35,000. Today, Curious Jane runs camps, classes, and workshops year-round; prints project books and a maker magazine for girls; and collaborates with like-minded organizations to share content with girls nationwide. Curious Jane has partnered with TheConfidence Code for Girls, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and LiveGirl, Inc.
Samantha earned her BA from Yale in Graphic Design and her Masters from Pratt in Industrial Design.