Samir K. Doshi, Ph.D. (he/him/his) was brought up as a Gandhian Jain and believes that selfless service is central to building and sustaining communities and relationships.
He is an organizer working on food justice and emergency food response in the Bay Area, as well as on land sovereignty issues nationally. Samir is also a Race and Technology Fellow at Stanford University in the Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, where he is developing a program to design legal protections for farmworker communities in the rise of the multi-billion dollar AgTech field. Previously, Samir has worked for the World Wildlife Fund helping to design their international technology and innovation strategy. He also worked for the Obama Administration as a Senior Scientist and Deputy Division Chief for the USAID’s Global Development Lab, where he led programming on agile development, responsible data and disaster/emergency feedback systems so programming could be more responsive and adaptive to community needs on the ground.
Samir has held teaching and research appointments at the University of Cambridge, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Santa Fe Institute and as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prior to his academic career, Samir worked as an environmental engineer and humanitarian responder for local organizations and indigenous communities around the world in dozens of countries on six continents. He has also worked and facilitated extensively on issues of racial, gender and intersectional justice for communities pushing for a Just Transition.