Sam began her professional endeavors working with youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in the Chicago suburbs and abroad. She spent time as a volunteer and fellow with Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) in Evanston, facilitating activities and lessons for middle school students. She helped empower these students to overcome potential disadvantages and showcase their abilities through projects that were personally meaningful and based on individual interests and strengths.

Sam has experience in social psychological research. She thrives on using a psychological approach to problem solving. She has conducted research on educational interventions and implicit prejudices under the direction of faculty at Northwestern University and Stanford University.

Sam graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She enjoys playing violin and baking, as well as adrenaline-pumping activities such as zip-lining, skydiving, and bungee jumping.