• Sam Barnett (BS ’12)
    Credit: Caltech

A Head for Math, a Heart for Caltech

An early fascination with mathematics led Sam Barnett (BS ’12) to two unexpected roles: CEO and neuroscience student

An early fascination with mathematics led Sam Barnett (BS '12) to two unexpected roles: CEO and neuroscience student. At 27, he leads SBB Research Group—an investment firm near Chicago—and is a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University studying the intersection of neuroscience, computation, and marketing. In both roles, he is able to do what he enjoys most—play with large sets of data.

Barnett credits the Caltech community, especially his faculty mentors, for encouraging his curiosity and building his ambitions.

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