M.D. Smith is an entrepreneur, teacher, mentor, author, motivational speaker, retired professional basketball player, coach, and breast cancer survivor. She graduated from Lynn Classical High School (1982) and Brown University (1986), completing a dual major in Organizational Behavior & Management and African-American Studies.
M.D. Smith is Founder & Consultant dba Mission Possible:Collaborative (Est. 1990). MP:C has (2) evolving subsidiaries: (i) S.T.R.I.V.E. (1990) — Success Through Resilience Imagination Values Education is a college scholarship fund & entrepreneurship training program for urban youth (10-16) & young adults (17-22). (ii) M.D. Smith Publications (2002) — a marketing & p.r. entity that promotes the published creative writings of M.D. Smith and talented, creative writers identified by M.D. Smith Publications.
M.D Smith's personal strengths are attention to details, creative thinking, excellent oral & written communication / interpersonal / organizational / public relations / time management skills. Additionally, M.D. Smith is fluent in Conversational Spanish & Portuguese.
M.D. Smith’s professional certifications include the Mass Mentoring Partnership and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (nka Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship [NFTE]).
M.D. Smith' s personal philosophy is “I’m a student of life and a lifelong student.” M.D. Smith’s community activities span through her residential, college alumni, and professional communities. She has (30)+ years of experience with youth & young adults from all walks of life. She is an active & passionate supporter of the arts, culture, education, history, Brown Student Alumni Network, Brown Women's Basketball, Brown University Entrepreneurship Program, Brown Women's Leadership Council, and the Inman Page Council.
For leisure, M.D. Smith enjoys spending quality time with family & friends, attending arts & cultural events, basketball, biking, creative writing, movies (especially classics), reading, tennis, traveling, and walking.