HI! I'M SAM 👋🏼
I'm a policy professional based in San Francisco, California. I currently work at the Urban Institute's Research to Action Lab, where I help drive policy changes that promote social, economic, and racial inclusion. Before Urban, I was a researcher at the California Policy Lab, where I worked on projects in areas ranging from labor and employment to higher education and the social safety net. Before moving to California, I spent two years at the London School of Economics and Political Science studying for a Master's in Public Administration. My graduate work included helping to combat tenant harassment in New York City (as a Data Science for Social Good Fellow at the University of Chicago) and improving social protection programs in Uzbekistan (as a graduate consultant for UNICEF). Prior to graduate school, 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.
I love baking, reading, and watching things grow (whether at home or in the mountains), but when I'm not doing any of those things, I try to spend time thinking about 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 🙂