Janine Smith ’84 ‘87 PMP, ITIL Expert

Janine Smith ’84 ‘87
President, General Alumni Association of Fisk University, Inc. (G.A.A.F.U.)

Alumni Representative

Janine Smith has spent over 30 years in the IT Industry. She began her career as a Software Engineer & is currently a Program Manager; managing programs up to 50M annually. She has supported contracts at NASA, DHS, USPTO, NAVY & AF. Responsibilities also include Business Development, Site Executive & Site Diversity & Inclusion Director.

She is currently a board member of the MSBR (Maryland Space Business Roundtable), has served on a number of other high-profile national boards including NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) & Project Northstar. She is passionate about increasing the numbers of women & underrepresented groups in STEM careers.

She received her undergraduate degree from Fisk in Math &Physics and a Master’s degree in Physics from Fisk.

She has two adult daughters Mya Carlisle & Kamilah Carlisle who is a Fiskite.
Life memberships include GAAFU, NAACP & NSBE.