Scarlett moved to Indianapolis from New Orleans in 2015 when her husband, John, matched into a surgical residency at IU Health. Soon after their move, she was offered a unique professional and personal opportunity to lead the development of the South Indy Quality of Life Plan. During her time as the Community Builder for the plan, she fell in love with the history, culture, community assets, and residents of Garfield Park, and the decision to purchase a home in the neighborhood was an easy one. Now the couple lives in a quirky pink bungalow with their three dogs and are experiencing all the joy and hardship of home renovations.
Scarlett now works for the City of Indianapolis in the Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett as a project manager for community and economic development. She is intrigued by creative and community-driven solutions to make neighborhoods more diverse, accessible, and beautiful.