Savannah Smith is a Research Analyst Intern who believes in promoting global cooperation, cultural understanding, and advocating for minority communities through the lens of education research and policy action. Savannah has secured multiple opportunities early in her career that shaped her values, including at a political consulting firm, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Senate. Within her political consulting role, Savannah strengthened her research capabilities to produce thoughtful analyses on individuals, issues, and organizations for electoral and advocacy campaigns. Savannah has also written memos on pressing issues for U.S. government officials, including individually writing a National Day Statement on behalf of the U.S. government.
Savannah holds a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from Randolph-Macon College.
She is currently pursuing her M.A. in International Education from George Washington University. As a graduate student, Savannah continues to enhance her research capabilities, including through her work with an on-campus research lab that is collaboratively producing a book publication that focuses on the educational experiences of refugees and at-risk migrants in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area.