Samantha is passionate about building and nurturing organizations that move us toward a just, regenerative future. She specializes in marrying powerful storytelling with agile campaigns to shift systems and change narratives.
Samantha comes to Project Regeneration from the film industry. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of Social Impact at Participant, a media company which produced films such as An Inconvenient Truth, Food Inc., and Dark Waters. Prior to that, Samantha worked closely with filmmaker Jeff Orlowski to build the impact arm of Exposure Labs. Working with films including Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral, her work focused on building political will for climate action by using film to activate new audiences “beyond the choir”.
Samantha’s fascination with storytelling for social change began when she lived in China running TEDxBeijing, and it turned into an obsession while leading Girl Rising’s expansion to India. Samantha has an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, and currently lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and two tiny humans.