He will be departing for Cape Verde on July 5 to become a community development volunteer. Smith's work will include technology education and working with local organizations to develop their use of technology.
A graduate of Vermillion High School, Smith attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in classics, graduating in 2005.
Smith previously worked at ACS Healthcare Solutions in Cheshire, CT, as a networking consultant.
Smith was attracted to join the Peace Corps because of the travel and career opportunities.
"I love to travel and the Peace Corps is a great way to see a part of the world that I might never have been to otherwise," Smith said. "The Peace Corps is a good starting point for a career in international aid work. My technology experience enabled me to get into a really great program, and it sort of serves as a halfway point between what I've been doing and what I want to do."