Political Science / Ph.D. Student
Sam was born and raised in
Rochester, NY. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from St. John Fisher
College in 2017. Her research interests include Comparative and American
Politics, with a focus on party politics and the rise of the far right in Europe.
Sam spent a semester studying and working in Paris, France. While there, she
was an intern for SciencesPo’s research centers, CERI and CEVIPOF. She worked
with the French electoral archives and helped gather data for a project on
populist demagogues. She looks forward to continuing and expanding her research
into the far right in Europe with the help of Syracuse University.