Program Manager

Scott (they/them/theirs) currently serves as Program Manager at the Durfee Foundation with a focus on the Lark Awards. Born and raised in Los Angeles on Tongva and Chumash land, they have spent over 15 years in local community nonprofits building power, solidarity, and joy in LA’s communities of color.

Scott is an active member of the Sustainable Little Tokyo creative placemaking initiative, using arts-based strategies to advocate for equitable development in our historic Japantown. They have organized and presented on creative placemaking and creative community engagement at local and national conferences such as ArtPlace Summit, People & Places, Western Arts Alliance, and Arts for LA’s State of the Arts Summit, and has written for ArtChangeUS, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Journal, X-TRA, Rafu Shimpo, and more. 

Scott received their Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts and can often be found singing Mariah Carey or picking grapefruits from 150 year old trees in Little Tokyo.