William Scott is a PhD Student and Kimmelman Family Fellow at Stanford University in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). His research focuses on environmental economics, climate change, public policy, and the water-energy food nexus.

Prior to coming Stanford, William worked at the University of Ottawa's Smart Prosperity Institute (Canada) a research institute focused on improving public policy for environmental and economic outcomes. He also worked with United Nations Environment in the Economy and Trade Branch to support emerging economies seeking to integrate sustainability into their national development strategies. William holds a Masters of Environment (Economics and Policy) from Griffith University and a BA from the University of Western Ontario, where he also played varsity football.