Sam is a Research Advisor at Founders Pledge. Prior to that, she was a Senior Policy Associate at J-PAL, where she managed J-PAL’s policy work related to financial inclusion and contributed to J-PAL’s government partnerships, cost-effectiveness analyses, and outreach in Brazil. Sam has also worked at the World Bank and various think tanks in the United States and Latin America. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.