Samantha supports the Climate Technology Program and the Disaster Risk Finance & Insurance Program. She focuses on mechanisms and policies that drive private investment in climate businesses, climate infrastructure, and sovereign financial resilience to climate impacts. Samantha has worked in climate finance as a consultant at public, private, and non-profit organizations in DC, including the US Treasury Department. Prior to moving to DC, she spent three years in Southeast Asia working for the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, in government relations, and for BRAC in Myanmar, in microfinance. Samantha holds an M.A. in International Relations & International Economics with a concentration in Energy, Resources, and Environment from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she was a Nottingham Fellow. She also holds a B.S. in International Economics from Louisiana State University.