Samantha Harrington, Associate Editor of Yale Climate Connections, is a journalist and graphic designer, with a background in digital media and entrepreneurship. "Sam" is especially interested in sharing how climate change is affecting people, animals, the ecology, and the economy across the U.S. Midwest.
She has reported and written for Yale Climate Connections since 2016. She also writes and does graphic design for feature stories about climate change through a partnership between Yale Climate Connections and iSeeChange. From her Wisconsin home, she works as the digital community manager at ISeeChange building both local and global engagement around people's daily interactions with the weather and with climate change preparedness.
In 2015, after graduating from the University of North Carolina, where she studied Journalism and Arab Cultures, she founded Driven Media, a roving newsroom, and she was a regular contributor to Women@Forbes, where she writes about women in business. She has also worked on a number of international projects. In 2018 she illustrated and designed an educational workbook for Syrian children living in Jordan and Lebanon for the organization Project Amal ou Salam. In 2014 she traveled to Amman, Jordan, to study why Jordanian women study STEM subjects at twice the rate of American women, and she has reported on maternal health issues in Malawi and on counter terrorism efforts in Morocco.