Samantha Bates is the Executive Director of CCI where she sets the strategic vision for the organization, runs day-to-day operations, and works closely with the CCI research team on various research projects. Before CCI, Sam was the Director of Administration at YarnLabs Inc, a fiscal sponsor for non-profits. She also previously managed research at MIT and worked as a researcher at Harvard Law School and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Before entering the academic and non-profit space, Sam worked at Google. She has a master’s degree in Modern European History from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in History from Grinnell College. When not running CCI, Sam can usually be found biking up New England’s finest gravel mountain roads.