Sam is a second year graduate student in the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs. He began serving as the coordinator of the Truman Youth Leadership Academy in the fall of 2016. Before beginning graduate school at the Truman School, Sam earned degrees in History and Political Science from the University of Missouri. His areas of interest are public management and nonprofits.
Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Sam began his academic career at MU in 2011. As an undergraduate he was an active member of Alumni Association Student Board and acted as a campus tour guide for Tour Team. Through these experiences, Sam has gained an appreciation for planning, organizing, and funding events, and looks forward to bringing this experience to the Truman Youth Leadership Academy. Sam is also excited to grow the program through new fundraising efforts and new experiences for campers while providing the most engaging experiences for everyone involved.