Scott Warren is the co-founder and Executive Director of Generation Citizen (GC). He is a current recipient of an Echoing Green Fellowship, was a finalist for the Truman Scholarship, and was recently recognized by Forbes; 30 Under 30 as one of the most promising social entrepreneurs in the country.
Scott’s passion for activism stems from his experience growing up abroad.
After his father joined the State Department, Scott lived throughout Latin America and Africa, receiving exposure to diverse cultures and formative experiences. In 2002, Scott served as an observer in the first truly democratic elections in Kenya’s history, where he began to recognize the transformative potential of democracy. During college, Scott served as the National Student Director of STAND, a national student anti-genocide coalition. STAND works with over 800 high school and college chapters to work together to create political campaigns for US action to prevent and end genocide, and create a permanent student anti-genocide constituency.
Scott helped lead successful campaigns to divest Brown University, the City of Providence, and the State of Rhode Island from companies conducting business in Sudan. Scott founded GC his senior year at Brown with the aim of helping to create an authentic democratic experience for all youth across the country, keeping in mind the transformative power he first witnessed in Kenya. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in International Relations.