Élise Smith is a University of Ottawa Gee-Gee alumni. She recently joined Sport Canada in the Major Games Division where she works on the bidding and hosting of major sporting events in Canada.
She played five seasons with the Women’s Varsity Soccer team from 2006 to 2010. She completed a Bachelor of Sciences with a specialization in Human Kinetics before completing a Master’s Thesis in Sport Marketing at the University of Ottawa. After her post graduate studies, Élise was selected as Canada’s Young Ambassador for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. Afterwards, she went on to work at the Canadian Olympic Committee in Sport Services, where she was part of the Canadian Olympic Mission Team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.