Emily Smith

Scholarship Years: 2017

Current Employment

  • McLarty Scholar. Vital Voices Global Partnership


  • 2017 McLarty Scholar
  • Hendrix College Service Scholar

Emily Lane Smith, who is from Little Rock, Arkansas, is a 2017 McLarty Scholar working with Vital Voices in Washington, DC for her Clinton School of Public Service capstone project. She is conducting a Social Network Analysis that aims to measure how networks are formed and sustained through participating in Vital Voices programs. Emily is a graduate of Hendrix College (Conway, AR) where she obtained a degree in English/Film Studies and Politics. During her time at Hendrix, Emily was Editor-in-Chief of the student-run newspaper, interned with the Clinton Foundation and was selected as a Hendrix College Miller Center Service Scholar. After graduating, Emily worked as an AmeriCorps Member and Team Leader for City Year Little Rock and was selected to join the 2016 City Year Summer Academy Team. During her first year at the Clinton School of Public Service, Emily worked on a team that partnered with Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation to capture the oral histories of how electricity changed the quality of life for rural communities. Recently, she completed her International Public Service Project in Kanungu, Uganda where she built capacity for Limited Resource Teacher Training, an organization that facilitates global teacher training programs. Emily intends to pursue a career in research, international relations or non-profit management after her time at the Clinton School.