Sam Beckwith is an adolescent health researcher with over eight years’ experience developing, conducting, and communicating about research on youth well-being. His primary research interests are adolescent opportunity, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and positive youth development, as well as the ways these topics build on one another. The end goal of his research is to build a better understanding of the ways programs and policies can serve and empower young people, improve outcomes starting at a critical juncture in their lives, and reduce inequities. Within Activate, his work has ranged from developing resources for youth-serving professionals on sex-based harassment in the workplace, to reporting on the sexual and reproductive health outcomes of opportunity youth.