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Marquisha Lawrence Scott, PhD, MSW, MDiv

  • Graduate, PhD in Social Welfare

Cohort: 2016-2017

Advisor: Dr. Ram Cnaan

Research Interests

Social Outcomes of Adolescents

Religious Impact on Social Policy

Community Leadership

Marquisha Lawrence Scott is originally from Nashville, TN. Before coming to the University of Pennsylvania, she was working on her Master of Social Work and Master of Divinity Candidate at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and Eden Theological Seminary, respectively. During that time, she worked as both a researcher and community organizer. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis, in 2010. Her research interests are centered on analyzing the impact faith-based institutions have on social justice and urban community outcomes. Scott considers herself an international traveler, foodie, and bibliophile.

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