Samantha Harrington, director of audience experience for 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.
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 wrote about women in business. She worked at ISeeChange as a global community manager from 2018 - 2022.
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.