Areca Smit has been at UC Hastings Law in the fall of 2019. Previously, she was Chief of Staff to the Dean of Berkeley Law. She has served as executive director, project manager, and consultant to a variety of nonprofits and small businesses, and has significant nonprofit board leadership experience. Previously, she was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of state. Areca has an MBA in sustainable enterprise and a BFA in conceptual art.