Sam joined Redstone after completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University where he helped teach a master’s course on leadership and researched HIV civil organizations in several cities in Mainland China.

Prior to living in Beijing, Sam received a Blakemore Fellowship to study Chinese at National Taiwan University. He also directed a research NGO based in China that designed, piloted, and evaluated crowdsourced public health interventions. Previously, he worked for McKinsey’s Greater China Office and for the Rwanda Development Board. Sam’s academic interests include social stigma, innovation, civil society, global health, international development, machine learning, and Chinese literature and philosophy.

In his free time, you will not be surprised to find Sam studying languages, singing jazz, or playing strategy games. He grew up in Boulder, CO and speaks Chinese and Spanish.


  • Oxford University, DPhil, International Development (Rhodes Scholarship)
  • Harvard University, AM, Regional Studies: East Asia
  • Harvard University, AB, East Asian Studies, Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy