Elizabeth Scott Osborne

Elizabeth Scott OsborneLawyer, Writer, Teacher, and International Development Professional

Scott is a lawyer, writer, teacher, and international development professional. She has worked with non-profits for over three decades, living in seven countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and traveling to 35 more. She is especially interested in issues around gender equity and education. Scott created and produced a play, SPOILED, about violence and masculinity in India and the US; designs curricula for an educational venture; and is currently working on a book about the lives of a group of girls and nuns in a shelter home in India. She serves on the board of the US National Committee for UN Women, is President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of UN Women, and is on the Grants Selection Committee for Dining for Women.

Scott is a native New Yorker and an adopted Floridian who has lived in Sarasota for most of the past 18 years. She holds a BA (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Pennsylvania, an MPA in International Development from Princeton, and a JD from the New York University School of Law; and has teaching certifications in Montessori (Elementary I / II) and English as an Additional Language (Cambridge/ CELTA). She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa.