Sam Lovell

Communications Manager


Areas of expertise:
Communications, project management, and environmental health.

Sam is a communications manager for the Health Program. In this role, she supports EDF’s work protecting public health from toxic chemical exposure and air pollution by using research and partnerships to strengthen policies and practices.


Prior to EDF, Sam worked at the U.S. Green Building Council on the major conference and events team and at Oceana supporting communications and legislative efforts on illegal fishing and seafood fraud. She received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing from Colby College.


American University and EDF, (2020). “Lead Pipes and Environmental Justice: A study of lead pipe replacement in Washington, DC,” Washington, DC.

McCormick, L., Lovell, S., et al. (2018). “Putting Children First: Tackling Lead in Water in Child Care Facilities,” Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC.

Lovell, S., Johnson, A.E., Ramdeen, R. & McClenachan, L. (2018). Shifted baselines and the policy placebo effect in conservation. Oryx , 54 (3), 383-391.

Neltner, T., Maffini, M., Lovell, S. & Harvey, Michelle. (2017). “Lead in food: A hidden health threat,” Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC.

McCormick, L., Lovell, S., and Neltner, T. (2017). “Grading the Nation: State Disclosure Policies for Lead Pipes,” Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC.