Sam Carter is a Policy Associate at J-PAL, where she works with governments, international and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to develop new research projects and to help encourage decisions based on rigorous evidence. She also writes evaluation summaries and policy publications to help communicate technical research to a wide range of audiences. Before joining J-PAL, Sam worked in the World Bank's research group, USAID's Latin America bureau, at the US Embassy in Lima, Peru. She has an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC.