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.
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 contemplating 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 🙂