Feb 4, 2019
From Bio Major to Lobbying for Blockchain
is the Director of External Affairs at The Blockchain
Association, a trade association for the blockchain
- Raised in California.
- Earned her B.A in Biology and an M.A. in Legislative Affairs
from George Washington University.
- Earned her 2nd M.A. in Communications, Culture and Technology
from Georgetown University, and her 3rd graduate degree from NYU
where she earned an MBA
- Smith’s first government job was interning for Sen. Conrad
- She worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate,
before working as a Deputy Chief of Staff in the U.S. House of
Representatives, where she worked on technology policy.
- Smith has worked at several lobbying firms, The Alpine Group,
VogelHood Group and Thompson Coburn, LLC.
“After looking at other jobs, you realize lobbying is
amazing. It’s a wonderful job where you get to interact with
Voatz is a Boston based company
that creates electronic voting systems for mobile devices using
Blockchain technology, currently used in local elections and most
recently in WV for military service members. With the potential to
revolutionize elections in the United States, Voatz plans to roll
out in more states on a larger scale.
Quick Links about Blockchain Technology
How Does a
Blockchain Work? - Simply Explained Video
Explained by Luke Fortney via Investopedia
For Policy Wonks, check out Coincenter.org for issues facing
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