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Savannah Smith, Lead Activist and Thinker

Savannah Smith is the Executive Director of the Ohio Rights Group where she handles public speaking engagements and outreach events, leads Board Meetings and writes grants; currently also working at the Economic, Community and Development Institute (ECDI), a nonprofit microlender helping women and minority business owners to start and grow small businesses. Fluent in Spanish, a skilled public speaker and experienced in business plan coaching and social media management, Savannah is a recent graduate of the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and a Minor in Spanish and Sexuality Studies. She has previously worked at the Columbus Urban League—where she developed specialized training in crisis counseling and tutored at-risk youth—and was a swimming instructor and lifeguard, a passion she maintained for seven years. While at OSU, she was the President of the Ohio State University Women’s Rugby Football Club, taught English as an Institute of Field Research (IFRE) volunteer to students in Atenas, Costa Rica and lived in Toledo, Spain. A cannabis reform activist, Savannah also works tirelessly in educational and community programs in Columbus, Ohio with the hopes to expand thinking in related policy matters.

Savannah can be reached at smith@aesirlab.com.