SAM

Hometown: New Jersey

Did you know: Sam is the Founder and Executive Director of the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP). He is a 2015 Echoing Green Global Fellow and 2016 Halcyon Fellow, and has been recognized by Americans for the Arts in their Leadership Spotlight. In March 2016, he was named to the HillVets 100 list as one of the 100 most influential people in the veterans space. His work with ASAP has been highlighted on CNN, ABC News, the Washington Post, NPR, PRI The World, Soldiers Magazine, Military Times, Stars & Stripes, and Task & Purpose, among others.

Sam graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the College of William & Mary in 2015, where he received degrees in Government and Finance, the Ewell Award, McGlennon Scholarship, and recognition as a TEDx Innovative Thinker. While in college, he spearheaded William & Mary's first cohesive initiative to support veterans both on and off campus, founding the William & Mary Center for Veterans Engagement, Student Veterans of William & Mary, and William & Mary Military & Veterans Working Group.