Smacker attended the University of Texas and graduated with a journalism degree in 2017. She was a part of the Women’s Swimming & Diving team, who won four Big 12 Championships and ranked in the top 5 nationally her senior year.
Her first professional experience was with ESPN’s Longhorn Network, as a production intern the Spring of her senior year. After graduation she spent the 2017 football season working for the Dallas Cowboys media department. Most recently she has worked as a sideline reporter, in her hometown of Baton Rouge, LA.