Milken Scholar 2000
Scholar Profile

Smith Sirisakorn

Political Science


Smith Sirisakorn is an entrepreneur, strategist, and polymath. As an attorney, consultant, and small business owner, Smith has advised organizations with creating new business initiatives, exploring internal working dynamics, and planning their future with a view towards operations, finance, and human resources. He has worked in the real estate, software, hedge funds, and hospitality sectors, in fractional roles including COO, Chief of Staff, and Head of Product. Smith currently advises a diverse portfolio of clients. He leads web development and internet presence optimization for a healthcare real estate brokerage. He advises an augmented reality social platform on fundraising, strategic planning and tactical operations. He provides resources and opportunities for communities to build generational wealth as a VP of Strategy for the African American Heir Association.

Smith volunteers with the Milken Scholars Program to mentor Scholars, and reviews applications for the Program. He advises the University of California San Diego Psychedelic Health Research Initiative on fundraising, strategic relationships, and development opportunities. He is also a communications advisor to a campaign for a San Diego City Council. Smith is an IHSS caretaker for his mother, represents the Torrey Pines Men’s Golf Club, and is a past World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour Champion. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Juris Doctor and Master of Intellectual Property, Commerce, and Technology from the University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law. Smith resides in San Diego, California with his wife and family.

High school:  California Academy of Mathematics and Science


College Year Degree
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
2004 B.S. Biology & Management
University of New Hampshire
Concord, NH
2005 Masters of Intellectual Property, Commerce, and Technology
University of New Hampshire
Concord, NH
2008 J.D. Law

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Smith Sirisakorn (MS '00)

Hot commodities: Smith Sirisakorn, MS ‘00, Christina Andersen, MS ‘99 and Annie Chan, MS ‘98 will all be graduating from their respective law schools soon and each have been snapped up by respected law firms in their fields before their diplomas are even sent to the printers.