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Scott Zienty

Position: 
Joint JD/MS Student
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I'm from Sugar Land, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin. I studied anthropology and Spanish. Before coming to Tulane, I served for three years in AmeriCorps. Two of those years were in Burlington, North Carolina, where I worked in a Catholic Charities office called Centro La Comunidad that provided family and community resources for the Latino population in the area. It was here that I began exploring the nexus of community development and law. My third year in AmeriCorps was back in Austin, Texas where I worked with the Center for Public Policy Priorities to help design, administer and evaluate state-wide pilot projects that boosted the financial stability of low-income Texans. 

Since arriving at Tulane, I have been involved with the Tulane University Legal Assistance Program, the Panama Human Rights Brigade, the Brazil Summer Abroad Program, and the International Law Society. I've also interned with Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center and the U.S. Army JAG - Environmental Law Division. 

As I progress through school I hope to continue developing knowledge and skills that will eventually allow me to provide legal aid and support that will increase the capacity of communities to determine their own development trajectories.  

Primary Classification: 
Degrees: 
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, Anthropology and Spanish, 2011
  • M.S., Tulane University Payson Program, Global Development, 2017
  • J.D., Tulane Law School, 2017
Languages: 
Country Experience: 
Belize
Guatemala
Brazil
Panama

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