Samantha Lai is a research analyst with the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which aims to foster evidence-based policymaking to counter threats within the information environment. Prior to joining Carnegie, Lai was a research analyst at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation, where she produced and guest-hosted the TechTank podcast, in addition to conducting research on platform governance, content moderation, and the intersection of privacy and civil rights. She also worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a boutique threat intelligence consulting firm. Her work has been featured by NPR, Lawfare, TechTank, and more. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College.