Sam Trejo

Current Position: 

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison

Sam is an assistant professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. His research explores how social, environmental, and genetic factors combine to shape human development and the implications for public policy. Sam specializes in quasi-experimental and biosocial methods, and a driving theme of his work is the reciprocal relationship between education and health.

While at Stanford, Sam was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and an Institute for Education Sciences Graduate Research Fellow. He also served as the student representative for the Graduate School of Education’s division on Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy.

Prior to graduate school, Sam received a BA from the University of Texas—Austin with majors in Economics and Plan II Honors and minors in Math and Arabic. Apart from quantitative social science research, Sam enjoys camping, bikes, board games, and Chinese food.