Scott came to Opwall after working at a small forestry college deep in the backwoods of the Adirondacks in New York, where he taught students tree and plant species, as well as general biology. He completed concurrent graduate degree programs, earning an MS in Conservation Biology from SUNY-College of Environmental Science & Forestry and an MPA with a focus in Environmental Policy from Syracuse University. Born and raised in Minnesota, but having spent considerable time abroad, Scott has been heavily influenced by his travel experiences, especially studying wildlife management in Kenya. His professional interests are varied, and he views the collection, interconnectedness, and diversity of life on this planet as pieces of the larger puzzle of conservation. He is very pleased to be a part of Opwall’s research initiatives and global conservation efforts.