Sam is an Unreasonable Fellow.
2006-present d.light, Co-Founder Co-Founded d.light which aims to create a brighter future by making clean energy products universally available and affordable. d.light is the largest solar light brand for households and small business in off-grid communities; operating in over 60 countries and providing innovative, affordable, solar-energy solutions to over 65 million people as of the end of 2016. Summer 2006 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Strategy & Sustainability Team Developed a strategic plan for a material recovery and recycling sustainability network. 2006-2007 Board Member, Acterra: Action for a Sustainable Earth Partnered with a Stanford Sloan Fellow from BP to create the financial model for an LLC to implement an innovative community-based strategy for financing solar installations on small to medium sized businesses. 2001-2006 Peace Corps, Benin, West Africa Founded and managed a non-governmental organization, GARPE, which finances, grows, and markets the nutritional supplement Moringa oliefera with women's groups, health centers, and hospitals in Northern Benin. Started a rural agricultural training center to train youth in sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry. Trained masons in village latrine and water catchment construction and sale. 2001 Climate Change Caravan, Canada Cycled 10,000 Km across Canada with a support bus running on used vegetable oil, solar panels, and wind. Promoted practical solutions at the household level to reduce GHGs by 50% through community festivals, slide shows, press conferences, and meetings with mayors and town councils. 1998-2000 Variety of experiences working with US Consulates, Conservation International, USAID, and local NGOs on program assistance with international development projects.