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Shelby Denise Smith is an accomplished journalist with five years of experience in writing and social media management. Known for her strong reporting on wellness, lifestyle and travel topics, she brings a wealth of expertise to any newsroom and brand. Shelby is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she studied Communication and Rhetorical Studies with a minor in Chinese. After graduating, she joined publications such as Essence and Essence Girls United as a contributing writer and The US Sun and WHYY as a social media manager. Shelby is committed to telling stories through digital mediums with the goal of informing the public. You can always catch her at a coffee shop reading and catching up on the latest trends! 

After her accomplished career in newsrooms and marketing departments, she started her quest as a Freelance Writer and Social Media Manager. Shelby believes she has creative strategies that can not be confined to one company. While embarking on entrepreneurial ventures, she realized how lonely it can be to pursue a dream. As a result, she started Little Habits Social Club, a community of women looking to find new friends catered to the caliber of life they're in or want to achieve. She curates social events for these women to connect, hoping that organic, healthy friendships are born. 

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