Julie Smith (AB ’00) works as an external and government affairs executive for Verizon. Through the department of political science, Julie interned at Georgia’s State Capitol. The internship helped solidify her desire for a career in politics. Julie secured her first job even prior to graduation as a result of her internship. Those key career steps eventually catapulted her to the office of Governor Sonny Perdue before her current role at Verizon. She gives to the SPIA Fund, which offers support for student organizations, undergraduate study abroad scholarships, events and lectures within the school.

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