Ally Smith majored in Communications and Journalism at Texas A&M University. She has always had a passion to provide a voice for children who have been exposed to trauma or neglect. She has a background in case management and direct care advocating for mothers and children working toward family reunification. She also has a diverse fundraising and development background serving children who are currently in placement at an RTC in Austin Texas. When she's not working, Ally teaches cooking classes to children on the side and enjoys being a short-term respite care provider for families in Austin. Living in Colorado, Florida, and Texas, she loves calling Austin her home. In her free time, she loves skiing, improving her culinary skills, playing tennis, and running on the town lake trail!
"Taking this position for me couldn’t be a better fit personally and professionally. After four years of working in development at a children’s home in Austin whose children are supported by PFC's programs, it seemed “meant to be” that I take on this role. Personally, this is a dream opportunity to work in this role while also providing respite care for foster families on the side as well! This team has a one-of-a-kind bond that is fueled by a passion to make a sincere difference for children and families connected with Child Protective Services. It takes a village to raise and support a child and the PFC community is that village in Austin, providing ample opportunities for anyone to support thousands of children. Holiday Wishes seems like the perfect time to start at PFC and see firsthand the holiday joy that PFC brings to these kids and families!"