Emily Smith

Scholarship Year: 2017

Current Employment

  • Program Associate, University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service


  • 2017 McLarty Scholar
  • Hendrix College Service Scholar

A 2018 graduate of the Clinton School of Public Service, Emily works at the University of Arkansas’ System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service where she serves as a member of the Community, Professional and Economic Development team. In this role, Emily supports two flagship programs. One program is an internationally-recognized partnership initiative committed to building vibrant, sustainable communities and regions in the emerging 21st century economy and the second recruits talented Arkansans’ eager to usher in positive change for their communities. Recently, Emily has been spearheading the 2020 Census educational campaign for UAEX which includes creating a toolkit for county agents and other Extension Professionals to help educate their communities about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census.

Emily was recently awarded the Jenna Rhodes Scholarship to attend the Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas.