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Samantha Williams

Samantha Williams

Chief of Staff to the CEO

Teach For All

NY

I work with the CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All on all things related to organizational impact. I spent most of the past decade in South Africa, working with leaders across the continent to increase children's access to the opportunities they were born deserving.

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Teach For All

Chief of Staff to the CEO

I currently serve as Chief of Staff to the CEO at Teach For All, a global network dedicated to developing collective leadership so that all children can fulfill their potential. In this role, I work in close partnership with the CEO on the overall strategy, operations, and governance of the organization.

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Teach For All

Head of Africa Region

Before relocating to New York, I spent five years in Johannesburg, heading the Teach For All organization's external relations and growth strategy in sub-Saharan Africa. In this role, I served as the central point person for early stage and partner stage support to the incredible social entrepreneurs launching network partner organizations.

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Harvard University

Ed.M., International Education Policy

Attending HGSE and being part of the IEP program was one of the best decisions I've ever made. As a student, I deepened my focus on education and social innovation in Africa, and took full advantage of multiple opportunities for further research, writing, and exposure that placed me on a different course post-grad school.

Education

University of the Witwatersrand

MA, Development Studies

I moved to South Africa in 2008 as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, where I was meant to spend one year earning an MA at Wits. Instead, I spent nearly a decade on the continent, working in education, growing, and learning - and, having the time of my life.

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Georgetown University

BA, History

Georgetown laid the foundation for me to become the person that I am today. Currently, I'm fortunate to be able to give back to Georgetown as a Trustee of the George F. Bakers Scholars Program, which had such a powerful impact on my life in undergrad and beyond.

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