User:Shane Smith

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Shane Smith

I'm getting my master's in International Affairs at The New School in New York City. I got a BA in History at Rutgers University. Most recently I spent 3 years doing qualitative and survey research at a regional hospital in New Jersey. I've also worked with a couple of grassroots NGOs:

I had a brief flirtation with a career in the entertainment industry, but but my desire to live the Hollywood life turned out to be weaker than my desire to stop living in LA. Plus, I'm not related to Francis Ford Coppola, which really makes things difficult.

I write for publication occasionally, less regularly than I'd like to. Some of my work has appeared in City Belt1, an independent magazine focused on political and cultural life in New Jersey.

I've lived in a lot of places, but for simplicity's sake I say I'm from Jersey City.

Here are some things I'm interested in: