Prior to RCC, Sam was a leader at 100 Resilient Cities and served as Managing Director leading the Resilience Team at The Rockefeller Foundation. In that role he led the Foundation’s partnership with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on the National Disaster Resilience Competition, as well as its work in the New York region post Sandy and in the Louisiana state ongoing long term recovery efforts. He also served as an advisor on the Global Resilience Partnership, a collaboration with DFID and USAID to connect humanitarian response to long term planning to improve the strength of communities and reduce repetitive losses.
In 2007, Sam helped to establish the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, where he served as Associate Director and managed the research phase of Rebuild by Design. Prior to working at the IPK, Mr. Carter worked as Program Coordinator for the President’s Office of the Social Science Research Council, where he coordinated the SSRC Katrina Task Force and developed two books for the Privatization of Risk Series with Columbia University Press.
Sam has taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and NYU’s Stern School of Business. He holds an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management from the Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service at NYU and a BA in Media Ecology from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU.