Samantha Tweedy is the chief partnerships and impact officer at Robin Hood where she leads the organization’s work to marshal capital and attention to the most impactful strategies for lifting families out of poverty. Prior to this role, Samantha was the chief advancement officer of Uncommon Schools, where she oversaw external relations and advocacy, marketing and communications, development, and best-practice-sharing work for the organization’s six regions across the Northeast. Samantha co-founded and co-directed Excellence Girls Charter School, which was honored with a National Blue Ribbon Award for its reversal of racial and economic achievement gaps and rigorous girls empowerment curriculum. Samantha started her career as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where she focused on impact litigation on behalf of a school finance reform coalition. Samantha received her B.A. from Duke University and holds a J.D. from Yale Law School. Samantha is from Brooklyn, NY.