Sam Newman received his undergraduate degree in International Studies with a minor in Spanish from Willamette University, Salem, OR. Sam’s career interest is to improve educational outcomes for low-income youth in California through research and data analytics. Before joining the UCLA Luskin Master of Public Policy Program, he worked as an educator in a variety of settings: three years teaching English at a public charter school, three months in outdoor education, one year tutoring at a Native American boarding school, and one year teaching adult ESL classes. Sam is a data analyst for the UCLA MPP office of Student Affairs, a graduate student researcher for the Los Angeles Education Research Institute (LAERI), lobbying for the Diverse Education Leaders statewide campaign and incoming co-president of UCLA’s Education Policy Collaborative for the 2023-2024 academic year. This summer Sam will be an intern at Liberty Hill Foundation with the Youth and Transformative Justice Program.
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