Samuel is currently the Deputy Policy Director for the Michigan Senate Democratic Central Staff, where he specializes in regulatory law and tax policy. He has a Master of Laws from the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Law and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He was also a graduate student at the University of Tampere in Finland where he studied international relations and regionalization; finally, he received his bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University. Professionally Samuel has worked in the area of healthcare billing and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Samuel is interested in how public policy can be a stimulus to transform and improve access to long-term mental health care.