Samantha Earl joined WMF in 2012. She received her M.C.P. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011, focusing on urban design and planning projects in the US and abroad. In 2010 she received a MISTI scholarship to spend the summer working at UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, and while at M.I.T. Samantha also participated in an M.I.T./Aga Khan Trust for Culture collaboration in Delhi focusing on landscape conservation and urban regeneration for Humayun’s Tomb and the surrounding neighborhood. She received her B.A. from Columbia University in 2001, focusing on urban studies and art history, and spent five years living in London working in the arts and on film and television projects prior to attending M.I.T.