Samantha Power is a Program Assistant at Climate Advisers, where her primary responsibility is providing research support to the Forest Policy Team. She also assists in analysis of broader international climate policy.
Samantha has an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in International Affairs and International Economics where she focused on climate and environmental policy and Southeast Asia as well as the intersection of climate change and gender issues. During her time at SAIS, Samantha interned in the Office of Environment and Energy in the International Affairs division of the U.S. Treasury Department, where she researched green finance and analyzed the use of U.S. contributions to global climate funds. Before moving to DC in 2015, she lived, worked and traveled in Southeast Asia for three years. She served as a Government Relations Executive at the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and a Research Consultant at BRAC, a development NGO, in Myanmar.
Samantha’s research interests include: climate and environmental risk disclosure and ESG integration, removing deforestation from supply chains and investment portfolios, valuing and protecting biodiversity and forest co-benefits and climate change and gender issues. She has a B.S. from Louisiana State University in International Economics and a limited working proficiency in Indonesian. In her free time, Samantha enjoys spending time outdoors, listening to live music, and reading books.