Kajal (pronounced Kah-juhl) Patel graduated from the University of Georgia in 2020 with a B.S. in psychology and a minor in human development and family sciences. She previously served as a student ambassador for the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences and as a student worker in the UGA Alumni Association. After graduation, she served as the undergraduate administrator/communications coordinator in the Department of Geography. With a long-term passion to work with and support students, Kajal is excited to serve as an advertising and public relations academic advisor in Grady College.


Jennifer Smith graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College with her BBA in Marketing in 2011. She has been with UGA for the past 11 years working with the UGA Graduate School, most recently as the associate director of Graduate Admissions. We are excited to have her advising our EMST and journalism students alongside Ashton Hedrick and Maria Cooper. She lives in Jefferson with her husband, Jeremy, and two children, Grant and Palmer.