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Behind the Headlines with…Jennifer Scott
30 June 2014

Dr. Jennifer Scott, Managing Director of Ogilvy PR/NY, on the interface between people and money, the fall of Ceausescu and her brown belt.

My ideal day is…a long, vigorous hike somewhere wild and unspoiled, followed by a luxurious recovery somewhere where I am totally spoiled.

What made me want to get into PR was...the conviction that the more we are connected to each other the better human beings we can become - eventually.

Five words that describe me...idealist, immigrant, contrarian, evangelist, introvert

I always thought I’d be…an American.

I’m at my best when…I’m well-rested.

I’m a closet reader of… Adbusters magazine.

You don’t want to be around me when...I'm hungry.

The most interesting fact about me is...I earned my brown belt in karate.

If it wasn’t for…winning a scholarship to Oxford - absolutely everything would have been different.

The thing I catch myself saying most is… "Fabulous" - which is not

My guiltiest pleasure is…I gave up on guilt a few years ago. All my pleasures are simply pleasures.

When not in the office you’ll mostly find me…finding new reasons to fall in love with New York City all over again.

My favorite PR moment was...talking with Romanian farmers deep in Transylvania just after the fall of Ceausescu, for a USAID campaign

The most challenging part of my role is...managing at the interface between people and money.

What would you like to do more of in PR? Campaigns that help people live more meaningful lives

What one thing do you want to accomplish by the end of 2014? A handstand

What do you hope will happen today? I'll take things just a little less seriously

We have an unusual name. What do you think Gorkana means? I'm a researcher by training, so I know what your name means - but your secret is safe with me.

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