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Emily Smith is an assistant professor of Interior Design and certified interior designer. She has practiced interior design within a wide range of project types and in several states. While working in Seattle with Gensler and nbbj, she became a LEED accredited professional and guest lectured at the Seattle Art Institute. Upon returning to the east coast, she obtained her NCIDQ certification, practiced interior design with Gresham Smith and 3north, and became involved with the US Green Building Council as committee chair of the national Green Spaces Design competition and, later, a director. She currently serves on the Richmond Urban Design Committee, as a VCU mOb studio mentor and volunteers with the Brookland Park Community Garden. Smith earned her MFA in interior environments from VCUarts, and her BS in interior design from Virginia Tech.