Scott primarily supports MDC’s employment security portfolio by providing project management, policy research, data analysis, and program design expertise for projects that seek to eliminate the underlying barriers to an individual or family’s success in securing postsecondary education and employment. He has experience working with community-based nonprofits as well as community colleges to identify policy and programmatic obstacles preventing success and then shaping effective solutions. Scott also serves as MDC’s GIS analyst, examining business opportunities for MDC’s place-based services across the South and informing community-based interventions that address poverty. He joined MDC in the summer of 2009 as a student intern while in graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Educational background: Bachelor’s degree in political science (cum laude) from the University of Missouri, master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.