Samuel Holmes is a Senior Program Officer at the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) and is responsible for finding, funding, and shaping grants made to nonprofits addressing the needs of post-9/11 veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers. Sam started at the foundation as a Charitable Investments Program Intern in January 2016 while using his GI Bill, and was hired on as a full time employee after graduation. Prior to joining the foundation, Sam served in the active component of the United States Marine Corps from 2006-2011, deploying in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and earning the rank of Sergeant. After his service, Sam transitioned to the classroom, first to City College of San Francisco then the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.