Providence Smith, a Washington DC metropolitan native, made her way to Pennsylvania four years ago as a student of Messiah College. There, Providence chose the major Sociology & Anthropology. Providence traveled during her college career, spending a semester in India and living in intentional community. Providence had a range of service experience, from afterschool programs to childcare and camp counselor positions to planning life-skills classes. Providence enjoyed singing, dancing, taking photos and playing basketball. Providence served at Oakland Planning and Development Corporation.