Born in New York City, Ms. Vinograd is a seasoned public policy professional. She began her career in Iraq working for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and subsequently served on President Obama’s National Security Council as the Director for Iraq, Director for International Economics, and Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2013 where her work focused on building public – private sector partnerships across a broad range of policy and business issues. She later led Global Public Policy at Stripe and is now a CNN National Security Analyst and a Senior Advisor at the Biden Institute. She was recently named a Newsweek “Woman of the Future.”
Ms. Vinograd is deeply engaged in social impact work and serves as an advisor to the US Fund for UNICEF, World of Children, the Next Generation Board of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and the Concordia Summit. She regularly works with students and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Public Policy Institute. She was named a David E. Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission, a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council.
She has published and been featured in several outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Newsweek, USA Today, Harper’s Bazaar, Politico, Marie Claire, and Fox News. She is fluent in French and proficient in Arabic and Hebrew. Samantha received her B.A. in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University.