Samantha Strachan

Visiting Researcher

Samantha Strachan is a current student at the University for Peace finalising her Master of Arts in Environment, Development and Peace specialising in Environmental Security and Governance. With a background in human geography, local economic development, and systems change, Samantha’s passion and expertise focus on the nexus between humans and their environment, with a particular interest in the refugee experience of climate change, urban planning and development, locally led adaptation and climate-linked migration.
Throughout her career, Samantha has gained extensive experience in project management, community engagement, capacity and strategy development while working in change management consulting and local government. She has previously facilitated partnerships with startups, government agencies, advocacy groups, universities, research institutions, small businesses and community organisations.
In her previous roles, Samantha has successfully delivered a diverse portfolio of projects producing advocacy strategies, grant guidelines, change management plans and community engagement reports.
Originally from Jerrinja Wandi Wandian Country (Jervis Bay) in Australia, Samantha is deeply committed to working alongside people and communities in the development of safe and healthy environments to live in.