Sam Black

2017/18 Fellow

Sam graduated in History and has since embraced his curiosity and followed several different professional pathways. As a research consultant he developed funding applications for arts and community organisations across England. With the International Citizen Service he worked with victims of sexual abuse in Sierra Leone and led a team supporting micro-entrepreneurs in Kenya. And at the Department for Education he improved the handling of intelligence about radicalisation in schools. Sam has spent the last year in Brazil working with and studying social businesses, learning about new organisational models and becoming fluent in Portuguese.

He is passionate about authentic and meaningful connection. He wants to explore how people can better work together, including everything from the structure of our organisations to how we listen to one another.

In his spare time Sam writes on his blog, loves to read philosophy and enjoys spending time in the wilderness.