Oral History interview of Laurie Scop by Leor Koubi
In the interview, Laurie Scop discusses her experience as a state of Florida social worker providing digital resources to folks in need. She implores the need for digital access to those who have the least opportunities, particularly the homeless. She also discussed how children need access to technology in order to excel in school. Mrs. Scop focused how these digital divides are caused by South Florida's wealth and opportunity gaps. Additionally, she recounts her personal struggles with health and lacking a supporting network to rely on. She also pressed her own experience with someone trying to traffic her.
She mentioned putting these experiences into her memoir.
FIU Florida International University, Wealth Inequality, South Florida, Digital Divide, Oral History, Interview, Memoir, Social Work, Government Systems, Smartphones, Homelessness, Pandemic, COVID-19
Economic Policy | Public Policy | Social Justice
Scop, Laurie and Koubi, Leor, "Laurie Scop" (2022). Miami's Wealth Gap Collection. 13.
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Biography and Comments
Laurie Scop was born in Miami, FL. She grew up in the Palmetto Bay and the east Kendall area, where she attended a small private school as a young child. Ms. Scop has a career in Social Work and has been involved in different environments; such as healthcare, government, non-profit, education, crisis counseling, and advocacy. She has worked with children, people who have survived violent crime, people experiencing homelessness, patients in a medical/healthcare environment. The greatest honor of her life has been being able to serve those who are in need, through her efforts of being a social worker.