Roy Samaan

Senior Research & Policy Analyst, Shop Well LA

213-977-9400 x134

rsamaan@laane.org

Roy is the Senior Research & Policy Analyst on LAANE’s Shop Well LA campaign. He joined LAANE in 2014 and led research on the Reclaim Our Schools LA, Raise the Wage, and Raise LA campaigns, as well as on the sharing economy’s impact on Southern California housing. Previously, Roy was a Research Analyst with Unite-Here Philadelphia where he tracked new developments in the hospitality industry. Roy received his Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA and his Bachelor’s in History and LGBT Studies from UCLA. As a Southern California native, he loves getting off the beaten path and exploring some of the hidden gems that make this area such a fascinating and wonderful place to call home.