Sam is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2013 at Yale Law School. Before coming to Yale, Sam co-founded LendforPeace.org (www.LendforPeace.org), the first web portal where individuals could lend to entrepreneurs in the Middle East in the context of peace. Before that, Sam worked as a Senior Program Director at PlaNet Finance, the international microfinance organization, with a focus on U.S.-based microlending initiatives. He has worked for the Clinton Foundation and Senator Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT). Most recently, he worked on terrorism prosecutions with the Department of Justice in New York City. He has spent significant time in the Middle East—mostly in Israel and Egypt.
Sam graduated summa cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Modern Middle East Studies and Philosophy, Politics and Economics. At Yale, he is an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law, co-chair of Entrepreneurship for the Yale Law Business Society and a co-founder of the Yale Start-Up Project.