If she wins the Miss Arkansas Pageant, she will represent the state at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.
Smith expects to graduate from the university this year with a Bachelor of Science degree in middle education, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Her degree emphasis is on math and science.
She formerly attended Arkansas Tech University.
Smith lists herself as a sales associate for LifeWay Christian Resources; and as a former sales associate for Midwest Sporting Goods.
She was third runner-up in last year’s UAFS pageant, where she tied for Miss Congeniality.
Tentative dates for the Miss Arkansas Pageant are July 14-20.
“The Miss Arkansas Pageant has maintained a tradition for many decades of empowering young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent and intelligence,” pageant officials state on the pageant website. “In 2012, Miss Arkansas contestants won over $88,000 in scholarships and awards.”