William Smith Jr. ’04, J.D. ’09

Silver Spring, Md.

William is an attorney, Naval Reserve officer, and a state representative for Montgomery County in Maryland’s General Assembly. Upon graduation, William served as an Americorps volunteer while pursuing a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from Johns Hopkins, William returned to William & Mary for law school, graduating in 2009. After law school, William served as a White House appointee as a director at the Homeland Security Advisory Council at the Department of Homeland Security in the administration of President Barack Obama. As a student, William served on the Honor Council in both as an undergrad and while in Law School.

“My experience at W&M was transformative, and I remember my time on campus with great fondness. The lessons I learned in college and law school have served as the foundation for my career in public service. I hope to use my experiences at W&M and beyond to help the College and its alumni for years to come.”