Ginny Smith is a senior faculty assistant and process improvement specialist who provides administrative, legal, and research support to senior-level faculty as well as develops and revises business operations processes. She joined the Stanford Law School staff in 2014 after a brief time in the nuclear power industry. Before that, she spent time as a graduate student victim advocate serving as an intermediary between victims and witnesses and the Virginia Commonwealth attorneys in and out of court.
Ginny is a Team Lead for the Stanford Administrative Champions (SAC) Team and was previously the SAC Process Innovation Committee Lead and a SAC Peer Mentor. She is currently a Core Representative, and the previous Chair, of TIPS (Team for Improving Productivity at Stanford). She is also an active California Notary Public and has held that role since 2016.
Ginny has a B.A. in Criminology and a second B.A. in Psychology both from Auburn University, and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a published author, contributing two articles to The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, First Edition, Edited by Jay S. Albanese.