Samuel is a graduate fellow on SCORE’s research and innovation team with a focus on the research-to-practice process. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Idaho and is currently working on a master’s in education policy at Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining SCORE as a graduate fellow, Samuel worked as a graduate intern at the Tennessee State Board of Education and at the American Institutes for Research serving as statistical support staff for the National Center for Education Statistics.