Sedeirdra, originally from West Point, Mississippi, joined the University of South Carolina athletics department as an academic advisor in the fall of 2010. She advises the women's basketball team as well as the men's and women's swimming and diving teams. She came to South Carolina after spending two and a half year at the University of Georgia as an academic advisor. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from South Carolina State University in 2002. From there, she went on to obtain a Master's degree in Sport Management from the University of Georgia in 2006.