Sam was born in Fort Worth, TX, but soon moved overseas with his family to live in Amman, Jordan. His experience growing up in Jordan and later in Egypt has significantly impacted his world-view and helped form his interest in clean energy solutions and the energy-water nexus. Sam began attending Auburn University in 2011, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. For his senior project, Sam helped design a portable device for converting energy from the wind into electricity for applications in developing countries. Sam graduated in 2015 and is now pursuing a graduate degree at The University of Texas, where he hopes to continue conducting impactful, energy-related research.
Energy Storage, Grid Modeling
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, 2015
Minor: Asian Studies