Tim Smith is from Staten Island, New York. He has been involved with the local Deaf community since 2011. Tim first attended the College of Staten Island where he was first exposed to ASL and eventually served as Vice President of the ASL Club and as a member of the board of directors for the local chapter of NYPIRG. During this time, Tim met and became involved with the local Deaf community and decided to dedicate his life to this field.
Tim then attended the Seymour Joseph institute of American Sign Language and graduated in 2015. Within the last few years he wanted to find a degree that would help him elevate his understanding of the populations he works alongside. In 2019 Tim earned 64 college credits in 12 months from classes while he worked full time, graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Human Services and became NIC Certified.
Tim joined Metro RID in 2017 and has found a passion for serving the community anyway he can. He has previously served on the NYC Metro RID Board as a Director at Large, Secretary, and Vice President. His goal for this year is to work together with the community lead organizations to collaborate to make New York City an example of equity and understanding.
Fun Fact: In his spare time when not taking care of his bearded dragons, Tim likes to learn different hobbies with his most recent being sleight of hand/magic tricks.
Contact Tim at President@nycmetrorid.org