Sam is an Associate Consultant at Kinetic West. Her background includes extensive work with the Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundations, growth & investment strategy, and workforce development research. Sam began her consulting career with Boston-based Tyton Partners, working on several adult education expansion strategies for low-income and underserved adults, and driving research behind postsecondary financial aid strategy. She has also worked on growth and success at Impact Hub Seattle. Sam is a Seattle native and graduated cum laude with a BA in International Politics & Economics from Middlebury College.