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Mayerly Smith


Mayerly joins FSG with experience in mentorship, education, and research. Mayerly is interested in supporting community-based work that addresses root causes for inequality both in the United States and in Latin America.

Before FSG

At Harvard, Mayerly participated in mentorship and education programs through the Phillips Brooks House Association’s Mission Hill After School Program and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies’ Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil program. In addition, she was involved in the Harvard Latinas Unidas community and helped organize the 12th and 13th annual Latina Empowerment and Development Conference. Mayerly also assisted a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School conduct research on racial discrimination and hate crimes in the wake of the 1915 film Birth of a Nation.


  • Harvard College, AB in Economics, Secondary in History of Science


  • SEO Scholar, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity


  • Spanish (fluent)
  • Portuguese (beginner)

On working at FSG

“FSG has some of the most dynamic, creative, and dedicated individuals I have ever met. I am proud to be a part of this community and to continue all the amazing work others have done before me.”