HI! I'M SAM 👋🏼
I'm a researcher at the California Policy Lab, where I help generate data-driven insights for the public good. Before moving to California, I spent two years in the UK earning a Master's in Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. While in graduate school, I worked on projects ranging from combating tenant harassment in New York City (as a Data Science for Social Good Fellow at the University of Chicago's Center for Data Science and Public Policy) to improving social protection programs in Uzbekistan (as a graduate consultant for UNICEF). Prior to that, I worked on the analytics team for the 2016 Clinton campaign, spent a couple years as an economic consultant in New York, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance from McGill University in Montreal.
My interests are many and varied, but include good books, baked goods, and figuring out the ways in which public policy can contribute to building a more equitable society. Drop me a line through one of the links below if you'd like to chat about any of these, or if you just want to say hi 🙂