Sam Andrey is the Director of Policy & Research at the Ryerson Leadership Lab. Sam has led applied research and public policy development for the past decade, including the design, execution and knowledge mobilization of surveys, focus groups, interviews, randomized controlled trials and cross-sectional observational studies. He also teaches about public leadership and advocacy at Ryerson University and George Brown College. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Director of Policy to Ontario’s Minister of Education, in the Ontario Public Service and in not-for-profit organizations advancing equity in education and student financial assistance reform. Sam has an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a BSc from the University of Waterloo.