Pat Smith

STEM VISTA

 

Pat Smith joins the UAN team through the AmeriCorps VISTA program (Volunteers In Service To America).  Originally from Cheverly, Md. the road to UAN was quite an unpredictable one.  Pat is a US Navy Submarine veteran and crew member of the historical USS Pennsylvania’s 140-day strategic deterrent patrol.  After serving in the Navy, Pat went on to receive his Associates from Montgomery Community college where he was awarded Maryland Junior College Player of the Year for his basketball achievements.  Pat then completed his Bachelors at Mercyhurst University where he led the basketball team to their first-ever elite eight appearance and held the title role in the school opera.  In the fall of 2019, Pat began his professional basketball career in Argentina with Parque Sur but did not complete the season due to Covid-19.  Returning to the states at such a confusing time for the world, Pat wanted to be of service where he could which led him to the AmeriCorps VISTA program and ultimately to UAN as the STEM VISTA. 

Favorite Beverage: Ginger Ale