DJ Smith

DJ Smith

Frank Manor House

Admissions Counselor

Additional Information

0615 S Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV, I was born in Long Beach, California but Las Vegas is my home and I represent them proudly!

Favorite Spot on Campus:  Pamplin! I love the atmosphere. The coaches are great and I appreciate all the time, snacks and advice they gave me.  I had a lot opportunities to grow as a Student-Athlete.

Little known fact about me: I record, produce, sing, and write songs. I have numerous amounts of experience in music and podcast production. I use Studio One and my friends use Ableton and FL but overall we make music together. And most of my friends are my college teammates! What an honor to be making memories with the teammates I cherish even after the program is done.

Piece of Advice for students in the college search process: Use your heart along the way. If you feel those emotions of familiarity, and home that’s the sign that you are where you need to be. Try to visit the campus and see it for yourself. Do not let others tell you where your home is.

Favorite place to spend time in Portland:  I live in Northeast Portland, It’s my favorite place to go when I can. But I appreciate Lake Oswego as well.  They both have a Salt & Straw Ice cream!  If you want to go on an outdoor retreat you need to go to Mt Tabor. It’s accessible for everyone, It’s right by my favorite pizza place Babydoll Pizza and it has an incredible view of the city. Truly AMAZING!

If I was stranded on a desert island, I would want these three things  I would want the company of an excellent swimmer and survivalist. A well-trained Pit-Mastiff or Doberman, and a Tracking device for my future survival.

If I didn’t work in Admissions, I would be: a musical artist, Once again I love music it is so satisfying to record a full song and listen to the body of work and love it. It is a relationship that is profound and I wish everyone could experience it.