Jessica Smith is a graduate of Shepherd University. Ms. Smith found an interest and passion for sociological study especially focusing on socioeconomic class structures and the correlation to societal institutions. With 8 years of business experience in housing, human resources, management, and project planning, Ms. Smith hopes to utilize her Bachelor’s degree in a community based corporate/non-profit organization. A Northern Virginia native and mountain lover, Ms. Smith’s scholastic and personal interests vary from sociology, anthropology, sustainable living, visual arts, youth and higher education, environmentally responsible business practices and social consciousness. Throughout her professional career, Ms. Smith has been recognized several times for her participation in specialty projects, outstanding work ethic and customer service, and community volunteerism.