Scott Smith was born and grew up in Long Island, New York. He attended the University of Maryland at College Park (Go Terps!) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Scott worked in the environmental consulting field for several years in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and then for five years in the Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup for the Department of Environmental Protection in Massachusetts. During this time, Scott attended graduate school at Antioch New England in Keene, New Hampshire where he graduated with a Master of Science in Environmental Communications in 2006. Since January of 2006, Scott has worked in the Public Affairs Department of the Wildlife Conservation Society at their offices located at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. Present job responsibilities include drafting of press releases, institutional policy, opinion-editorials, and letters to the editors of area newspapers, etc... Scott also coordinates much of the online web advocacy, city council outreach, and the Take Action program for WCS. Scott lives in the Riverdale section of the Bronx in New York.