As Graduate Assistant for Recruitment and Diversity Retention in the Honors College, Diarra Smith’s primary focus is the Path program, established in 2014 to help minority students earn admission and thrive in the Honors College. Smith loves being able to work with new undergraduates – the best part of her job is seeing these students grow as individuals and develop their passions. Plus she gets to create an enriching environment to ensure they have fun while they’re doing it!
Smith graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2016, where she earned her B.A. in psychology with a minor in women’s studies. She is currently working toward an M.S. in counseling here at the University of Arkansas, and hopes to go into school counseling after graduation. She is from Memphis, Tennessee, and has a special place in her heart for Memphis-style barbecue beans. When she’s not studying, she unwinds by watching television, and spends much of her free time immersed in YouTube.