Sam Evans is a Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In this role, she fosters collaboration and conducts research and analysis on a variety of topics pertaining to workforce development and job quality. She currently serves on the Arkansas Community Development Society Board of Directors and sits on the University of Central Arkansas’s Community Development Institute’s Advisory Board. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Sam worked as a program officer with the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. Sam holds a certification in Strategic Doing from Purdue University and is a Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED). She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Spelman College and a master’s in urban and regional planning from the University of Minnesota.