Samuel Blackwood is a fellow at Civic Advisors. Previously, Samuel worked as a Press Assistant on the When We All Vote campaign, aiding in the execution of the campaign’s communications strategies.
Before When We All Vote, Samuel was a policy intern for Ms. Angela Rye’s government relations firm, Impact Strategies. While there, he led a cohort of interns to develop and produce grassroots policy initiatives related to the advancement of the black community.
As a grassroots activist, Samuel lead the campaign for greater trans-inclusivity at his university, organized the largest gathering of young people of color on climate change in the country, and started a mental health program that seeks to address and raise awareness of the disproportionate mental health struggles of people in marginalized communities.
Samuel is pursuing a B.A. in International Studies from Fordham University and expects to graduate May 2019.