Scott became interested in agriculture while studying equine science at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. During this time, she gained significant hands-on learning experience in horse and cattle management while working on the university farm and with local ranchers.
She worked in the equine industry in Connecticut and Wisconsin before returning to school to complete her master's degree in agricultural education. She taught high school agricultural education and was an FFA adviser for 10 years, first in her home state of Illinois and then at a charter high school in Phoenix, Arizona.
Scott understands the importance of hands-on learning and strives to bring creative and thought-provoking activities to her students. Moreover, she knows the great need for the public to reconnect with agriculture and to be more informed consumers and voters. Through the youth education outreach program, she seeks to inform all about the role agriculture plays in feeding and clothing the world and to increase the number of advocates for agriculture.
Scott joined the Noble Research Institute in 2015.