MICHELLE “SHEL” SCOTT

GLOBAL PROJECT COORDINATOR

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michelle@photographerswithoutborders.org

About Shel
I'm a therapist and community development enthusiast. I love enabling people and organizations to learn the skills they need to help themselves. I love music, mindfulness, human consciousness, social justice, laughter, the outdoors, food, languages, and people and the world in general.

A little bit about your role at PWB
I reach out to NGOs who are in need of visual communications material and work collaboratively with them to develop projects that meet their needs. I help professional photographers and videographers go on these projects so that they can use their talent for good and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience working with these NGOs.

What's the best part of your job?
Learning about so many different NGOs and the people in them that are doing amazing work to address issues in their community on a grassroots level.

What are you most passionate about?
Feeling at home in oneself and the world, feeling that you have a sense of meaning and purpose in life, waking up and thinking, "YES! Another day!"

When you are not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Playing music with my friends or by myself, going to concerts, dancing, talking with friends and showing them affection, wandering around outside/in nature, travelling, learning, meditating, cooking/eating

When I was a kid, I wanted to be:
An Astronaut

Favourite quote:
"What is to give light must endure burning." - Victor Frankl

3 things on your Bucket List:
Become fluent in Spanish and live in a Spanish speaking country for at least three months; Play in a band again and perform at a concert; Visit all of the countries and cities that my parents have ever lived in (there are many as both were refugees).

What inspires you?
The success of others who have worked hard for what they have, people who are passionate about what they do.

Favourite Books / Podcasts (3):
The Miracle of Mindfulness (Thich Nhat Hanh) Man's Search for Meaning (Victor Frankl) The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)