Samantha Barthelemy is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Network for Safe Communities and a John Jay College-CUNY Ph.D. candidate in Criminal Justice focusing on the prevention of violence in her native Brazil. As part of NNSC’s team, Ms. Barthelemy serves in a senior advising position and as primary liaison with NNSC’s Brazil-based partners and leads research on the feasibility and implementation of deterrence-based violence reduction strategies.
Ms. Barthelemy joined the National Network with senior level experience in partnership, policy, and program development in violence-affected urban settings. She served as senior advisor in Rio de Janeiro’s government (Education, Urban Planning, and Public Security Departments), where she directed citywide initiatives, and worked as a journalist and consultant for the United Nations.
Ms. Barthelemy holds a BA in International Relations and Political Science, summa cum laude, from Tufts University and a Dual Master of International Affairs in International Security Policy from Sciences Po-Paris and Columbia University (SIPA).