Sam Storey is a first year Masters of Public Affairs student at the UT LBJ School and the incoming Bryna and Henry David Fellow. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Sam graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with dual B.A. degrees in Public Policy and Feminist Studies. After his undergraduate education, Sam worked as a strategic research analyst at EMC Research, a public opinion research firm in Oakland, CA. As part of this job Sam conducted opinion research for campaigns, public agencies, and private organizations throughout the country, honing his passion for policy evaluation and reliable statistical research. Sam has an academic and moral drive to discover new policy approaches to poverty reduction and is thrilled to be honing this passion at the Ray Marshall Center. On the weekends, he can be found biking around Austin, singing along to Whitney Houston, or watching a Meryl Streep movie.