Terica works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has over 15 years of communications management and program leadership experience.
At CDC, she currently leads communication projects for the Office of the Director Health Communication Science Office in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. In 2015, she served as the Deputy Response Lead/Information Officer as a part of CDC’s Ebola Response in Liberia, Africa. Prior to coming to CDC, Ms. Scott excelled in managing strategic partnerships, $50 million budget, $17.5 million in grants, and contracts for 12 alternative education programs for the School District of Philadelphia, PA. She is the founding board member of AfterClassEngagements, a STEM based after school program in Monrovia, Liberia--the first of its kind in the country.
Terica is a graduate of the 2016 Atlanta Federal Executive Board Leadership Government Class. She was the 2016 Vice President for the YGL Atlanta Chapter and founding Board Member of YGL Atlanta Chapter. She served as CDC’s Young Professional’s Network (YPN) President 2012-2013.
She also founded the Younger Women’s Task Force Atlanta Chapter, which is now a part of the American Association for University Women, and led this movement from 2009-2014. She served on the the board for Georgia Women for a Change and helped implement the Georgia Women's Policy Institute, the only policy program that empowers women to create and pass legislation that matters most to them. This movement has helped create and pass many laws in Georgia including the Human Trafficking law, National Human Trafficking Hotline, and Safe Harbor bill. In 2016, she attended the White House United State of Women event, the first unified movement to empower women both domestically but globally in Washington DC as a nomination Game Changer.
She has also launched digital mobile applications and conceptualized innovative Platforms as Chief Strategy Officer for DataBox Technologies, LLC.
In addition, she consults with small businesses to advance communications and operations. She coaches and teaches individuals in the areas of personal development, career success, and leadership.
She has a blog, www.TericaScott.com, which focuses on inspiring others to reach their greatest potential through motivational articles and quotes.
She has a Master of Arts degree in Professional and Business Communications from LaSalle University and Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. At Cheyney, the nation's first institution for higher learning for blacks, she graduated with the eighth highest GPA, and excelled as an inaugural scholar in the Keystone Honors Academy. She is a 17 year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and she lives in Dekalb County, Georgia with her 9 year old son.