Sam joined JUFJ in June of 2017. As our communications staffer, he is the one you can blame for weird email formatting, terrible puns on social media, mailings sent to the wrong address, and way too many action alerts during the Maryland General Assembly session. He is also someone you can bother if you need help editing your op-ed or testimony, or if you just have to have more JUFJ stickers.
Before working here, he was a music professor for ten years and a volunteer organizer at the Los Angeles LGBT Center for five. He has canvassed voters and trained volunteers from California to Maine, working on same-sex marriage, trans-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances, and LGBT inclusion in school curricula. He has a PhD in musicology, which is exactly as useful as it sounds. He sings with the Thomas Circle Singers, plays the cello, and has written articles about musicals, gender, and sexuality for a lot of publications that nobody reads.
Sam uses he/him/his pronouns and can be contacted by phone at (202) 408-1423 ext. 9.