Sam Levy is a postdoctoral associate at New York University’s Dept. of Environmental Studies. He is an interdisciplinary land system scientist with training in anthropology, geography, economics, and geospatial sciences. He received his PhD in Development Economics from ETH Zurich in 2022, supervised by Professor Rachael Garrett, where he assessed the effectiveness of Zero-deforestation commitments in the Brazilian cattle and soy sectors. Sam has a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford. Prior to his PhD, Sam worked at a number of environmental NGOs and consultancies such as Proforest and Global Canopy where he was involved in assessing and monitoring corporate sustainability commitments, including as part of the Trase project. Outside of work, Sam likes to spend his time cycling, cooking, or enjoying nature. You can find out more at his website!