Anna Marie Smith

Chief of Staff & Director of College Advising, New York
Davidson College (BA), School of Visual Arts (M.F.A.)

Originally from Shelbyville, TN, Anna Marie Smith studied theatre and ancient architecture at Davidson College. She served as the Associate Director of an arts non-profit in Houston, Texas, before moving into the college admissions world. Her experience in the Office of Admission at Rice University and New York University includes reviewing undergraduate applications, recruiting students, and conducting admission interviews for prospective students.

Anna Marie has advised students that have been admitted to Ivy Leagues, large research universities, specialized arts programs, and highly selective liberal arts colleges. She has experience with undergraduate and graduate applications, extending as far as elite business programs.

In addition to working as a Chief of Staff and Director of College Advising at A-list, Anna Marie recently completed her MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts. Her design studies emphasize architecture and urban planning, and her thesis is on tiny houses in rural America and microapartments in New York City. Anna Marie has a very strong sense of smell and often carries a video camera on her person.