Deanna Smith is from Byron, Georgia. She obtained her B.B.A. in Marketing and History at Mercer University before spending a year volunteer teaching in Thailand with Teach Thailand Corps. She is a rising 2L at Penn State Law and current Exchequer for the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity as well as Chair of the Student Alumni Relations Board. Deanna worked at Lane Southern Orchards in Peach County, Georgia as a marketing intern from 2014 to 2015 during which she met current U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.