Sam is a Boston native. He attended Colby College, where he earned his B.A. in Government and Economics.

As an undergraduate, he pursued interests in public policy and national security, interning for both the White House Office of the Vice President, for Congressman Jim McGovern, and for the New York District Attorney’s Office’s Special Victims Bureau. After graduation, Sam worked for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, focusing on communications and counterterrorism policy.

After his time at DHS, Sam earned a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, concentrating in international and global affairs. He has worked as an Academic Fellow at the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Strategic Policy and Planning Directorate, and is a China subject matter expert for the State Department’s U.S. Speaker Program.

While at Georgetown Law, Sam hopes to incorporate his national security and public policy interest into his legal studies. He plans to focus on public interest criminal and national security law.