Lacey Marie Smith is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) where she majored Health and Human Sciences. A native of the Los Angeles area, Lacey is currently pursuing her Masters in Immunology and Global Health at Maynooth University. During college, she volunteered as a clinic assistant at the Venice Family Clinic, a clinic for low-income residents, and served as an emergency medical technician for LMU. She conducted research on waterborne illness in Thailand, work she continued on a year-long Global Health fellowship at St. Joseph’s Clinic in Thomassique, Haiti. Lacey is an alto/mezzo soprano and performed throughout college as part of the LMU Theater Program.