Samuel Bowles is a junior at Yale College from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. He is double majoring in History and Global Affairs, focusing on modern European History and contemporary Latin American politics. His academic work and empirical research with Sterling Professor Ian Shapiro examine how governance affects sustainable growth in Brazil, Chile, and Bolivia. Having lived in Brazil for ten years, Samuel hopes to apply his international background to foreign service, contributing his unique perspective to the betterment of U.S. foreign policy. He previously worked at The Borgen Project as a featured writer, covering topics including economic development in South America and the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. On campus, Sam is involved in the Yale International Relations Association, the Brazil Club as its treasurer, and Recreational Tennis as its president. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian, cheering for Palmeiras, Blooming and SSC Napoli respectively.