Margaret Scott

Project Director


Margaret Scott is a Project Director for Tech and Community Policing at SIMLab. Margaret works on the ICT4COP project, a 5-year research project funded by the European Commission, broadly focused on the issue of community policing and human security in post-conflict countries. As Project Director, Margaret collaborates with ICT4COP researchers and local stakeholders to document the technology context in each country and launch pilot projects that explore the use of inclusive technologies in local community policing efforts. Prior to joining SIMLab, Margaret worked as a Research Associate with the Rethinking Social Housing Policy in Mexico project at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, conducting extensive local fieldwork and compiling policy recommendations for Mexico’s federal mortgage agency. With a background in urban planning, housing rights, and community development, Margaret is passionate about community empowerment and sustainable systems change. Margaret holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Geography from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and a Master in Urban Planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.