A native of Miami, Florida and an alumna of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Ms. Smith is a social entrepreneur and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educator with over 15 years’ experience working in education and philanthropy. She has worked for organizations such as Atlanta Public Schools, California State University East Bay, Georgia State University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Spelman College. Ms. Smith is the CEO and Principal Consultant of Kemet Educational Services, a STEM educational consulting firm established in 2010 that focuses on ensuring that pre-college, community college and undergraduate students are prepared to pursue STEM careers. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc., which she founded in 2005, a nonprofit organization that exposes urban youth to STEM and STEM Careers by connecting them with members of the STEM community.
Ms. Smith is also a writer and workshop speaker on topics in STEM education, parent education and professional development. She has served as a speaker for organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Association of Minority Health Professions Schools, Inc. (AMHPS), Contra Costa College, Contra Costa County Office of Education, Florida A & M University, Florida League of Middle Schools, Oakland Unified School District and University of San Francisco. She serves on the Advisory Council of the University of California at Berkeley Pre-College Trio Program, is a member of the Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science and an alumna of the United Way Volunteer Involvement Program. Her work has been featured in several media outlets. In 2013 she was named as one Ebony Magazine’s 10 Black Twitter Tweeps to Watch! and in 2014, she was featured on NPR’s Tell Me More Women Digital Thinkers Tweet for A Day. In 2014, she wrote her first book A Guide to Hosting STEM Events. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.