Sam Hedlund is an international development specialist and blogger with extensive experience in the administration of USAID-funded projects. He has a particular background in the public health, education, and governance sectors. Sam comes to Atlas Corps after serving as a Senior Program Assistant at the A2Z Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project at the Academy for Educational Development in Washington, DC. During his time at A2Z, he supported multiple large activities, including the logistics for a conference in Beijing, China with over 600 participants. Previously, at Management Systems International, Sam worked on numerous proposals and projects, including the Paraguay MCC Threshold anti-corruption project, the Mexico ProDerecho judicial reform project, and the 2006 NGO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. His experience also includes internships at World Vision, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, El Rescate, and the Argentinean nonprofit Asociación Conciencia. An avid writer and communicator, Sam has written a variety of newspaper articles and online content. From 2007 to 2008, he wrote a blog on the role of climate and energy policy in the U.S. presidential campaign, and currently is focusing his writing projects on new approaches to personal and organizational development. Sam belongs to Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and the Society for International Development. A native of Northern California, Sam holds a dual B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from Pepperdine University.
Host Organization: Global Humanitaria