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I am a writer, advocate, and non-profit manager. I’ve lived in seven countries on four continents, working with local non-profits, schools, and international development agencies.

My written work has appeared in Ms. Magazine, the Albany Times Union, Triathlete.com, Tomorrow’s Child, the Sarasota Herald Tribune, and other publications. I’m working on two books, one about developing the competencies we need for life today (hint: Montessori gets in there somewhere) and one about girls and women in India.

I am President of Through Women’s Eyes, a gender equality organization, and chair our annual film festival (Reel Equals.)  While living in India, I researched social justice issues and created SPOILED, a play about violence and its root causes. I’ve been a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, an editor at a law firm in Belgium, and an English teacher at a Montessori High School in Florida. I was Country Director for Kenya, Uganda, and Sudan for Catholic Relief Services, based in Nairobi; I’ve designed curricula for online high school students in the US and tutored in a girls’ orphanage in India. Apparently I’m a glutton for diverse educational experiences.

The above is my real education, but the formal stuff happened at the University of Pennsylvania (BA, Summa Cum Laude), Princeton University (MPA), and New York University School of Law (JD). I also hold Montessori (I and II) certifications.

I currently serve on the Board of the Museum of Political Corruption. I’m Chair of the Together Women Rise Transformation Partnership Committee and former President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of UN Women USA.

Amateur athletics keep me going (70.3 Half Ironmans, NYC Marathon November 2023, Chicago Marathon October 2024.) I always keep a sense of humor, prefer to live outside four walls, look forward to tomorrow, and sincerely hope we all do our part to raise conscious, well-educated 21st-century citizens.

E Scott Osborne New Delhi, India, 2013
E. Scott Osborne Blitta Gare, Togo, West Africa 1982
E Scott Osborne Roof Garden Opening