Prior to joining BSR, Samone conducted research for a variety of agencies. She engaged with the World Wide Web Foundation on internet accessibility during the COVID-19 pandemic and compiled best policies and practices. She contributed to a report for UN Women on intersectionality and participated in drafting recommendations for how the UN system can operationalize intersectionality throughout its programming. She also conducted research on sex work decriminalization for the Office of the NYC Public Advocate. Before her time as a researcher, she engaged in direct service work in the nonprofit sector, providing resources to populations like the LGBTQI+ community, asylum seekers, sex workers, and people seeking safe abortion.
Samone holds a MIA in Human Rights from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz.