Sam Frolichstein-Appel (he/him) is a Chicago native passionate about building sustainable, equitable, and resilient cities. With a background in engineering and professional experience in experiential education, bicycle repair, and customer service, Sam is a proven communicator and facilitator.
Prior to joining MUSE, Sam worked as an educator in the Tinkering Lab at Chicago Children’s Museum. As young visitors and accompanying adults participated in programs that frequently centered around transportation and cities (both real and imagined), Sam helped guide ideation, experimentation, and building with a wide variety of materials and tools. In addition to his museum work, Sam has spent over two years working as a Service Technician and Advisor at Wheel and Sprocket, a local bike shop in Evanston. Working closely with bicycles and their riders informs his approach to his Ambassador role.
Sam has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University.