Samuel Yi brings 10 years of education and policy experience in contexts ranging from the classroom to working with a state board of education.
Most recently, Samuel was a fellow in the Harvard Strategic Data Project and director of human capital analytics in the San Antonio ISD’s Office of Innovation. In SAISD – one of the largest inner-city school districts in Texas – Samuel worked on a talent management strategy to ensure students with the greatest need are reliably paired with the most effective teachers.
Samuel began his career in education teaching high school math for five years in Kansas City, Missouri, helping his school earn Missouri Charter School of the Year in 2013.
Samuel grew up in Seattle, Washington, and holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Washington and a master’s in education leadership from the University of Missouri. He also holds two master’s degrees from Stanford, one in public policy and the other in education leadership. While at Stanford, Samuel advised the California Board of Education on policies to improve the state’s charter school oversight.
Outside of work Samuel enjoys exploring new trails, playing tennis, and strumming his guitar.