Shae Smith is a Smith College ’08 grad and has been writing code for 16 years. She is currently the technical lead at Lantern (, a startup building a single source of guidance for navigating life before and after a death Before that she was a Senior Software Engineer at, a nonprofit getting young people involved in social change.

Her experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors has aligned her career with her belief that we can use tech to help the community around us and that we can build technology that leaves a positive impact on the world.