Strategist on the Commodities team within Global Investment Research. She produces research on US and European natural gas markets as well as liquefied natural gas, focusing on the economics of fuel substitution within the energy complex. Samantha first joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 as an energy strategist. She rejoined the firm as a managing director in 2018. Prior to rejoining the firm, Samantha was head of Gas and Power Research at Mercuria Energy America, where she produced analytics and trading ideas for US natural gas markets. Prior to that, she was global head of Gas and Power Research at Noble Group. Samantha earned a BA in Economics from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets, an MA in Economics from the Getulio Vargas Foundation and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.