Kaelan Smith ‘19

Hometown: Clinton, IL
Majors: Political Science & Economics
Future Plans: Career in public service

University of Illinois Springfield political science and economics major Kaelan Smith is passionate about helping people in his community. He recently helped start the Downtown Discounts program, which saves UIS students money at downtown businesses. On campus, Smith is the vice president of the UIS College Republicans and is a member of the Capital Scholars Honors Program, where he volunteers as a peer mentor. He is also currently interning at U.S. Congressman Darin LaHood’s Springfield District Office. Following graduation from UIS, Smith plans to work in state government before pursuing either a master’s degree in public policy or attending law school. Afterwards, he hopes to work in a state’s attorney’s office or in the public sector working on public policy or legislation.

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.


Posted on September 19, 2017