Jaquese “JQ” Smith is a former NCAA basketball athlete who has played at various levels including Division 1, JUCO and Division II. A graduate of Liberty University, Smith earned her masters in Human Services while balancing life as a student athlete. Using her wealth of experience as an athlete coupled with her desire to be of service; Smith has been able to successfully parlay her firsthand experience and media savvy into a career in public relations.
Smith’s media proficiency is unmistakable in front of or behind the camera and in studio as former host of DNASportsTalk Radio. Providing media coverage for major athletic events such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armor, NBPA Top 100 and McDonald’s All-American she has interviewed some of the nation’s top college bound and collegiate athletes. Covering such premier events has been instrumental in Smith’s ability to establish essential business relationships with NCAA coaches and other notable individuals in the sports community which has proven to be beneficial to her client base of high school and college athletes.
Smith has coordinated events such as the RDU HS All Star Basketball game as well as charity events for professional athletes. She has been instrumental in furthering the reach of client brands with her social media expertise as proven in her role as PR & Social Media Campaign assistant for the media & publication company, WAGS Redefined.
Branching out beyond sports, Smith has served as music video project assistant for a major recording artist in Atlanta, GA where she currently resides.