Background check

A portrait of Jackie Smith.

Hi, I'm Jackie Smith.

I'm a journalism student at the University of Florida with a focus in online media. I like exploring new ways to disperse information and utilizing multimedia on the internet.

I'm also a web producer at The Gainesville Sun.

I'm a Florida native and I grew up on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Fla.

I've been described as dedicated, sarcastic, curious, technology-loving and friendly.

Some day I hope to work for a nature-oriented publication, like National Geographic. When I was a kid, I used to spend my $1 allowance buying old National Geographic magazines from a used bookstore. I would pour over the magazines, imagining what it would be like to have such great adventures and learn first-hand about all of the animals and cultures featured.

The picture to the right is me at my family's cabin on Chestnut Mtn. in North Carolina last Thanksgiving.

If you'd like to contact me, please e-mail

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