Samantha Fu is a policy associate in the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute, where she works on projects aimed at improving lives, strengthening communities, and promoting racial and economic equity. She helps inform policy change at the local, state, and federal levels by translating research into functional tools and advice for public, nonprofit, and private-sector leaders.
Samantha joined Urban from the California Policy Lab, where she conducted data-driven research in policy areas ranging from labor and employment to higher education and the social safety net. Before that, she worked in economic consulting at Cornerstone Research, on the analytics team for the 2016 Clinton campaign, and as a Data Science for Social Good Fellow at the University of Chicago's Center for Data Science and Public Policy. She holds a master of public administration degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor's degree from McGill University.