Kiana Scott joined CareerWork$ in 2021 as the Director of Development. She works with funding organizations, individuals, and philanthropies to generate support for CareerWork$’s programs and training partners. Before joining CareerWork$, Kiana spent a decade working in nonprofit development and building successful fundraising programs, advancing higher education at the University of Washington and economic mobility at Raise Wages Now.
She serves as Vice President of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, and is an active civic volunteer. She earned her BA from Williams College, her MPA from the Evans School at the University of Washington, and her MA and PhD in political communication at the University of Washington. While in graduate school, she was appointed the sole student member of the University of Washington Board of Regents. Outside of work, Kiana loves exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and rescue dog, and spending as much time as possible near the ocean.