Michael C. Scott (he/him/his) is currently the Chief of Staff at Humanity Health, a healthcare technology company based in New York, NY. In this capacity, Michael partners closely with the Chief Executive Officer to drive high-impact, strategic initiatives across all aspects of the business. Prior to this role, Michael worked at Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a non-profit in Bethesda, MD, and formerly at Goldman Sachs in New York, NY.
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Maryland, Michael enjoys exploring different cultures through food, language, music, and movement. In 2014, Michael was fortunate to research the intersection of gender and ethnicity in China, observing trends on gender inequality and human development. After presenting in Kunming, Michael discovered more interest in research, specifically pertaining to historically excluded ethnic groups. In 2015, Michael was selected to be the first sophomore equity research intern in Goldman Sachs’ history, paving the way for an internship program that has grown since. He eventually joined the firm full-time, covering Steel, Metals and Mining, and Pulp, Paper, and Packaging sectors in Latin America (given his fluency in Spanish and Portuguese) and later, Biotechnology and Specialty Pharmaceuticals in North America.
Michael is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (Berlin 2017) and served as a member of the international non-profit organization’s American Planning Board (2018-2020). Michael’s array of interests is reflected by his time spent with his friends from around the world, co-creating plant-based meals with his mother, scuba-diving with his father, and hanging out with his siblings. Either alone or through community events, Michael can be found gardening in honor of his African, Indigenous Caribbean, and Native American ancestral roots, or supporting/guiding donation-based meditation sessions. Michael studied Economics and Chinese Studies at Morehouse College where he graduated as valedictorian in 2017.
Michael is a 2020-2021 Racial Equity Grant Recipient. This 10-month grant recognizes the impactful work of Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows as they support racial equity and #BlackLivesMatter. In addition to the financial support, Humanity in Action staff provides mentoring to support the implementation of the Grant winning projects. For more information on the grantees click here.
Updated July 2021
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$30,000 Raised for Senior Fellow Giving Campaign 2022
Each year, Humanity in Action launches a Senior Fellow Giving Campaign which aims to gather support from the Senior Fellow community for Humanity in Action's programming. This year, $30,000 was raised!
Senior Fellow and 2020 Racial Equity Grantee Michael Scott and Managing Partner Helen Kramer launch Breaking Bread, a conversation series that assembles diverse identities to explore differing perspectives on controversial topics.
$35,000 Raised for Senior Fellow Giving Campaign 2021
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Senior Fellows Raise $31,610 for Giving Campaign 2020
Each year we run a Senior Fellow Giving Campaign, which aims to gather support from the Senior Fellow community for Humanity in Action programming. This year we raised over $31,000!
Announcing the recipients of the 2020 racial equity grant
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2020 Humanity in Action Racial Equity Grant! Senior Fellows Jalyn Radziminski, Jasmine Rashid, Michael Scott, and Samson Lim will receive grants to create new initiatives or further their existing projects that focus on racial justice in the US.
We thank the members of our Admissions Committee for the Landecker Democracy Fellowship
We thank the members of our Admissions Committee for the Landecker Democracy Fellowship 2020/21. From August 3 to September 28, 2020 members of the Admissions Committee read over 260 applications and interviewed more than 90 finalists.
Senior Fellows Raise $35,462 for Giving Campaign
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Thank you to our 2020 US Review and Admissions Committees
As every year, Humanity in Action received many applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year. We are so grateful to the dedicated Senior Fellows and friends who volunteered their time and energy in reading and reviewing applications.
Thank you to our 2018 US Review and Admissions Committees
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