Sarah Scott is second-generation Italian-American; her mother’s family is from Poggio Picenze, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo. Her father’s career in the United States Navy enabled Ms. Scott to travel throughout Italy and live in Naples for several years. Although Sarah was born in New Jersey, she traveled extensively with her Navy family.
Sarah most recently lived in Texas while completing a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds degrees in Economics, Finance, Political Economy, and Public Policy. She relocated to the Washington, DC area in May 2010 to work as an International Economist at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Since moving to the Washington DC area, Sarah has become very involved in the local Italian-American community. She is also a member of Lucchesi nel Mondo-Tuscany Club, National Italian American Foundation, and Italian Cultural Society of Washington DC. Sarah is the Organizer of Passatempo, the first Italian meetup in Washington DC., which hosts 10-15 events each month such as Italian language conversation groups, happy hours, and Italian-language movies (with English subtitles).