Sam Sklar is a Program Associate for Smart Growth America’s Technical Assistance team. In his current role, Sam works to advance projects ranging from DOT Innovation to Complete Streets in collaboration with elected officials and community stakeholders. Prior to joining SGA in 2016, Sam worked with local advocacy groups in Boston and Philadelphia and holds experience in the finance sector in New York. Sam received a Master of City Planning and an Energy Management and Policy Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS/BA in Finance and Management from Boston University. In his free time he enjoys searching for the perfect cup of coffee and writing about old Academy-nominated films. He can be reached at ssklar [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.