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In Greek mythology, the goddess Artemis was the guardian of children, flora, fauna, and nature.  Drawing from her legend, Artemis Consulting protects

the interests of our greatest resources through advocacy

for educational, environmental, and health policies that promise the best future

for our Upstate community  -- and beyond. 

the team


Amanda McDougald Scott, PhD, is the founder of Artemis Consulting. After earning her undergraduate degree from University of South Carolina, Dr. McDougald Scott completed her MS in Applied Experimental Psychology at Augusta State University, followed by her PhD from Clemson University's Institute on Neighborhood and Family Life (INFL). 

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Amanda McDougald Scott, PhD is the Director of the Responsible Action PAC and Artemis Consulting, where she currently works on building a statewide system for the recruitment, training, and platform for school board races. In addition, she researches, writes, and advocates for policy. Her particular areas of expertise are systems, health care early childhood, and child care. For the past eight years, Dr. McDougald Scott has been a community and policy researcher, which fuels her advocacy for early childhood with a special focus on child care. She believes that Kindergarten readiness is workforce readiness for children. families, and employers.Dr. McDougald Scott has an array of both interests and areas of training, and her understanding of systems-that all areas of policy must work well with together to create a more meaningful whole-allows her flexibility in her approach to different topic areas. She also has much experience with building diverse and inclusive coalitions to work towards

common goals. Dr. McDougald Scott received her doctorate from Clemson University in the Institute on Neighborhood and Family Life, Master of Science from Augusta State University in Applied Experimental Psychology, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina in Experimental Psychology. She is a researcher, advocate, mother of a preschooler, and former candidate for Greenville County Council. Dr. McDougald Scott's background in academia; starting non-profits; community engagement; volunteering; and passion for working towards big goals using strategic, actionable steps has led her to advocate for solutions that will make life more equitable for all.

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