Sam is from Zimbabwe where he co-founded the Chikukwa Research Trust (CRT), which focuses on mindfulness-based trauma healing, regenerative agriculture, and social theatre across twelve villages. Sam is a Theatre of The Oppressed practitioner, establishing a ToTO network in Zimbabwe as well as conducting trainings across Ghana, Kenya, The United States, The Philippines, and occupied Palestine. His research includes health systems strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa, humanitarian funding models, and the psychology of hierarchy formation and collective mobilisation. He has a B.A. in Social Psychology and Global Health from Yale University and is currently completing his MSc in African Studies at Oxford University. Sam is on the Mind and Life Young Adult Advisory Council and is a 2019 Dalai Lama Fellow. He has been awarded the Davis Projects for Peace, the Howland Fellowship, and the Thompson Prize for public service for his work

This profile was last updated on June 1, 2023