Emerald Smith is the Senior Manager of Family & Community Outreach. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Smith has had the privilege of working closely with local nonprofits across the state, focusing on organizing and supporting communities of color. His efforts primarily revolve around addressing important issues such as educational, racial, and social justice, emphasizing the impact on our communities when prioritizing equity over equality.
Smith completed his undergraduate studies at CSU East Bay, majoring in Communications & Media Studies. His true passion is empowering black and brown communities and serving the same way that others supported his own personal and educational journey.
Smith considers himself a people person and enjoys meeting new people and throwing a few laughs in a busy day. His latest new hobby is watching anime. He revels in all things outdoors from hikes, roller skating, and hanging out at the beach.
“Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.”― Dale Carnegie