Samantha Walker




Isaac Phiri

Placement Country: Malawi
Title: Evidence to Programs (E2P) Research Officer
Partner: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
I am motivated to address systemic barriers and global injustices that prevent people from living happy and healthy lives.

Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA, Sam Walker has a background in ecology and attended North Carolina State University where she studied insects and lived in the arctic of Alaska for a summer. After working in a nonprofit clinic, Sam decided to pursue a master’s in public health at the George Washington University in DC. She focused on Epidemiology and HIV/AIDS studies and worked with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation on projects addressing barriers for pregnant women to initiate antiretroviral therapy. Sam is passionate about addressing racial barriers in the wellness community and can often be found doing yoga, reading, or riding her bike. She also has quite the green thumb.