According to the Society’s website, the ACS Next Generation Leaders program was launched in 2007 as a means to identify and provide support to recent and forthcoming law school graduates who have demonstrated special leadership in their work with ACS’s student chapters, and who have an interest, skills and ability to remain vital members of the ACS community for years to come.
Each year, only 20-25 students are selected as NGLs though a competitive national application process.
Smith is one of only two students in FAMU College of Law’s history to secure a summer internship at the Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters in Washington, D.C., which she will complete this summer. She also has been selected as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Cooperative Science Center (NOAA-ECSC) College of Law Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year. She will be honored as a Next Generation Leader at the ACS National Convention June 9-11, 2016 in the nation’s capital.