Dr. Samantha Abbato, Director of Visual Insights People. Sam has more than twenty years of experience as an evaluator and a depth of expertise across qualitative and quantitative disciplines. Her academic grounding in quantitative methods is built upon a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physiology and an MPH and Ph.D. in Social Epidemiology (University of California at Berkeley). After teaching qualitative and quantitative methods for three years at the University of Queensland, she became an independent evaluator. Sam has a passion for effective communication and evaluation capacity-building using a pictures and stories approach and academic rigour of evidence. Sam leads the multidisciplinary team at VIP with capability in videography, graphic communication, cartooning, animation, virtual reality, systems thinking, and organisational psychology.