Dr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Linfield College, a Masters in Oceanography from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Florida, where her research focused on climate science, paleoclimatology, and geochemistry. She has received numerous endowed scholarships, fellowships, and awards from the academic institutions which she has attended. She has had two years of clinical laboratory experience from Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Smith provides Claro with skills in statistical analysis, software and engineering development, and experimental design. She is a key inventor and developer of Claro’s second-generation intellectual property and contributes to the technical team in both basic research and product design and development. She is a core Company team member and has co-authored several disclosures, submitted a pending patent application, and has numerous journal publications in preparation. Her most recent first author publication is entitled “Multiwavelength transmission spectroscopy revisited for micron and submicron particle characterization” to be published in Applied Spectroscopy this fall. She maintains a faculty appointment in the College of Public Health at USF.