Office Coordinator

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Scott Halerz

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Scott grew up in the suburbs of Chicago but has since lived in many places including central Pennsylvania, DC, and Miami. He took a two-week vacation to move across the country in October 2021 from Washington, DC. Living in the Nation’s capital for nearly 11 years, he gained a deep appreciation for culture and diversity.

Previously, as the Volunteer Coordinator for the DC LGBT Center, Scott met humans from every walk of life. This exposure fueled a strong desire to support and fight for human rights. Living in the Capitol meant being there in person for the passing of marriage equality, presidential elections, the BLM movement, lockdowns, insurrection, and many historical events. Now in San Diego, he hopes to bring his passion for the good fight to the West coast.

Scott attended Penn State University and studied Neuropsychology and Spanish Linguistics while on the Dean’s List. He tutored students from underserved communities, led the prospective student outreach program, and worked with Judith Kroll, a world leader in psycholinguistic research. However, a passion for small business led him down a different path and he became a certified Wine and Spirits Education Trust Diploma holder. Over the past decade, Scott has been managing small businesses and teaching wine courses. Currently, he also works at The Wine Bank in the Gaslamp District. He’s extremely excited about transitioning into nonprofit work and using his background to help our community thrive.

In his free time, Scott collects spices, binges on Drag Race and horror movies, enjoys the outdoors and foraging, and loves to make curry from scratch for friends. His apartment on the border of South Park and Golden Hill is filled with plants and everything colorful and bright.