Ms. Smith earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Duke University School of Law and her B.A. (Italian Studies), summa cum laude, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
While in law school, Ms. Smith served as Membership Editor for the Duke Law Journal and Academic Chair for the Duke Bar Association. Ms. Smith received the following awards upon graduation: the Willis Smith Scholarship; the Outstanding Contribution to the Duke Law Community Award; and the Justin Miller Leadership Award.
Ms. Smith currently serves as a member of the Duke Law Alumni Association Board and the Duke Law Northern California Board.
Ms. Smith, a former Division I scholarship athlete and fitness instructor, enjoys running, rowing, tennis and golf.