Executive Vice President

Zuri Kent-Smith

Greetings! My name is Zuri Kent-Smith, and I am a junior at Pitt. I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and came to Pitt for the great opportunities that exist in every program. This summer, I will be participating in the Summer Public Health Scholars Program at Columbia University. In the future, I hope to work in government and politics as a policymaker, specifically for healthcare policy, and potentially run for office. I’m heavily involved on campus, currently serving as a Resident Assistant in Sutherland West and interning through the Institute of Politics, and previously serving as a Biology Teaching Assistant, Vice President of the RISE Mentoring Program, and PantherWELL Peer Educator.

My goal as Student Government Board Executive Vice President is to make student government and administration more accessible to students while also engaging and integrating more students into the greater Pitt and Pittsburgh community. I’m always available to talk to any student and receive any feedback or hear any experiences that will improve the University of Pittsburgh. I look forward to serving as your Executive Vice President and, as always, hail to Pitt!

Year: Junior

School: Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Major: Africana studies & Philosophy

Fun Fact: I was the 1A state runner up for tennis in my senior year of high school.

On Campus I can be found: On the 6th floor of the Union in the BAS office.

Favorite Class taken at Pitt: Politics of Black Masculinity with Dr. Gabby Yearwood

Favorite TV Show: How to Get Away with Murder

Favorite Movie(s): Get Out

Favorite Book(s): Tuesdays with Morrie

Favorite Quote:

If you can keep it about the work, you’ll always have a path. There’s always something to be done.
Former President Barack Obama