Christy Smith attended high school and
college in Washington, D.C., where she received a
Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology/criminology from
Gallaudet University. She most recently worked as a
children's adventure guide for the Aspen Camp School for
the Deaf. Previous to that, she worked as a facilitator
at Hemlock Overlook in Virginia.
Smith is deaf (she can hear minimal sounds but relies on
lip-reading skills). Her primary motives for being on
SURVIVOR are to promote awareness for the deafÂ…and
win $1 million. Her favorite hobbies are socializing,
doing anything outdoors and writing letters. She has
traveled to Costa Rica and spent 50 days on a wilderness
adventure trip in Alaska with Outward Bound. She
describes herself as succulent, independent and
goal-oriented. She is most proud of the time she has
spent working with juvenile delinquents where she taught
them how to work in groups to develop growth and self
Smith is currently single and resides in Basalt, Colo.
Her birth date is September 13, 1978.
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