Sam Ketchum is a Senior Associate in Dewey Square Group’s Grassroots practice, focusing on issues related to telecommunications and technology policy.
Prior to joining Dewey Square Group, Sam worked at the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Therapy Development Institute as a lab assistant. There, his role was to support researchers in the pursuit of a cure for ALS. Sam was also a Young Faces of ALS Ambassador- A spokesperson for the fight against ALS, raising money and awareness for those diagnosed with the terminal illness.
Sam also worked as an organic vegetable farmer in rural Vermont. While working on the farm, he took an interest in food policy and sought a means to raise awareness for positive food policy practices. As a result, Sam started a catering company called Ugly Onion Pizza, which focused on using “ugly” produce to cater high-end private events with a mobile, wood-fired oven.
Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication studies from the University of Maine at Orono.