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Samra Lakew


Samra is a multi-hyphenate planner-organizer-engineer committed to ensuring equitable infrastructure in cities. Her work involves the practical application of technology for public good.

Samra is currently a Project Manager at Dimagi, Inc, managing the software implementation and digital transformation in state governments across the U.S. Her previous experiences include management consulting in the US and Ethiopia. 

Samra earned her Master in City Planning (2020) at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and her undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering at McGill University. 

What is one thing you would like to change about the D.C.’s criminal legal system this year? 

Shifting the DC criminal justice discussion from retributive to restorative and planning for physical infrastructure that meaning reflects that shift.