Samantha Hackney

Program Manager, Haiti Development Institute

Samantha Hackney is the Program Manager for the Haiti Development Institute (HDI) where she oversees the implementation and strategic development of HDI’s Research and Data Center, and the Philanthropic Effectiveness programs. Most recently, she worked as the graduate student intern at The Philanthropic Initiative’s Center for Global Philanthropy, where was the project manager for a variety of initiatives, and conducted research in support of the Center for Global Philanthropy’s key priorities.

Previously, she work as an independent consultant for Southwest Airlines helping to adapt their very successful domestic triple bottom line approach to business to a new context in Latin America. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College in French, and a Master’s degree from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University where she studied innovation at the intersection of business and development; specifically how corporate social responsibility can generate shared value in the communities in which they operate.