Stefanie Smith is a young professional on the prowl. As a communications specialist, she has a way with words and diffuses difficult situations quickly. Originally from the south, she moved to New England to attend college in 2004. While in college, she joined the independent student newspaper, The Salem State Log. Her instant success as an advertising representative and reporter led her to become the newspaper’s advertising manager. In February, 2004, she started mentoring through the Big Sister’s Organization of Greater Boston and to this day is still active.
In May, 2009, Stefanie earned her BS in communications at Salem State University (MA). In August, 2010, she was named Promotions Manager of The Young Black Women’s Society, a professional organization that “Motivates Women and Girls to Reach Infinite Possibilities.”
Currently, Stefanie is interested in public policy and is working to gain as much knowledge and experience in the field to discover her placement in the political realm. Her search has equipped her with training through The Mass Alliance for Campaign Manager and the Commonwealth Seminar at the Massachusetts State House. She also assisted with election campaigns for many elected officials, and in June, 2010, she attended the Democratic Convention on behalf of her city ward.
Today, Stefanie welcomes her position as Contributing Writer for Ethnic Online. She has followed the publication, watching it develop, expand, and break new barriers. In addition to this exciting new project, she works for Group1 Automotive as Assistant Web Administrator, is affiliated with the Northshore Young Democrats, and is a parishioner of Eagle Heights Church in Revere, MA.