The Sanford School of Public Policy is dedicated to providing programs, events and activities intended to solidify connections with alumni and friends. 

#WhyPublicPolicyMatters Vlog Series

The #WhyPublicPolicyMatters YouTube vlog series features Sanford alumni talking about how they use policy skills in the professional world. For example during the COVID-19 pandemic, public policy has been changing from day to day, and our alumni have to either plan for or deal with the repercussions in a variety of roles. Listen to real stories, from real alumni, talking about how they are tacking these fast-moving changes. 

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Why Public Policy Matters - Compilation

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Samantha Fiske

Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Samantha Fiske joined the Sanford School in February 2019 as the Director of Development and Alumni Relations. Most recently, Samantha served as the Senior Associate Director of Development at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Samantha holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University (CT), and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from UCLA. Samantha resides in Chapel Hill where she is engaged in a number of local groups addressing issues pertaining to k-12 public education, specifically around racial equality and food insecurity.


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