Sam Johnson is currently completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at the University of New South Wales. He believes that the most important infrastructure challenge of the 21st century is not to build the largest skyscraper, but rather to ensure infrastructure is provided so that people worldwide can enjoy a reasonable quality of life. He has worked with Engineers Without Borders Australia and has interned with the City of Sydney Council and the World Bank Sydney.
As part of the Global Voices Research Fellowship Sam is investigating what structural reforms the G20 should recommend to further develop and enable social enterprise in disadvantaged communities.
Sam is looking forward to socialising and working with other Y20 delegates from all over the world and is excited to learn how to look at economic policy from the perspective of different cultures.
On his Spotify playlist, Sam can’t go past a bit of Pink Floyd and at the moment he’s reading The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman. The book gathers the insights that Josh has gained from years of research reading hundreds of popular business books.
University of New South Wales is a valued partner of Global Voices and supports us in our mission to provide opportunities for young Australians to engage with global issues and policy making.