Maya R. Smith


University of Memphis

Bachelor of Arts, Department of Journalism (May 2016)

Concentration: Public Relations; Minor: Spanish

University Honors with Thesis

Magna Cum Laude


The Memphis Flyer

Staff writer (2017-present)

Memphis, Tennessee

Report on news relevant to Memphis

Science Magazine

American Association for the Advancement of Science Minority Science Writer (2016)

Washington D.C.

Pitch and write stories for Science Magazine’s online news section; generate Facebook post for ScienceInsider

Quality Commercial Marketing Group

Intern (2016)

Memphis, Tennessee

Create graphic designs 

The Daily Helmsman

Staff Reporter (2016)

Memphis, Tennessee

Write stories relevant to the University of Memphis

Public Relation Student Society of America

Historian (2015-2016)

Memphis, Tennessee

Record history of PRSSA activities, maintain books and records




Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop


Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Movie Maker, WordPress



Third Place, Immigration Coverage, AAN Annual Awards (2019)

First Place, General News Writing, Green Eyeshade Awards (2018)

National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) member (2015)

University of Memphis Dean’s List (2016, 2015, 2014)

President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award (2012)

Would you like to download my resume?



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s