Meet Our 2022-2023 Interns

Alison Hoyt

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy, Skillbridge Intern, August 2022-December 2022

Lieutenant Commander Alison Hoyt has served in the United States Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps for nearly 20 years.  Working with operational commands ashore and afloat, she has served in seven countries on four continents, including three deployments. With a specialty in National Security Law, she has broad experience in international law, domestic policy, and military plans and strategy.  

In addition to her military service, Lieutenant Commander Hoyt is an avid animal lover, volunteering in shelters wherever she’s stationed, and is a small private business owner. 

She has a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from University of California at Santa Cruz, a Juris Doctor (JD) with a certificate in Environmental Law from Tulane Law School, and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Law from University of San Diego. 


Raven Edgeworth-Smith

Petty Officer Second Class, US Navy, Skillbridge Intern, October 2022-April 2023

Petty Officer Raven Edgeworth-Smith has served in the United States Navy for over 12 years since graduating high school in Chicago, IL. She earned many logistical, supply and management occupational skills. Her first tour was Misawa Japan where she supported the US Navy's 7th fleet in ordering, managing, and allocating supplies and materials. 

Raven was part of the inaugural crew who commissioned the First In Class Aircraft Carrier, the USS Gerald R Ford. Her tasks included testing for operational readiness, including readiness of the ship's nuclear reactor and capabilities.

In addition to her work in supply and logistics, Raven served several years as a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, ensuring information, resources, and ongoing non-clinical support for victims of sexual assault.

She has a Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administration from Saint Leo University, and is currently pursing her Graduate degree in Supply Chain Management from Liberty University. 


Antwine Williams-Smith

Colonel, US Army, Skillbridge Intern, January 2023-June 2023

Colonel Antwine Williams-Smith has served in the US Army for over 25 years, and held leadership positions in intelligence, human resources, and operations. 

In addition to her work with the US Army, Colonel Williams-Smith has also provided support and leadership to the US Air Force and Space Command. 

She holds an undergraduate degree in history from University of Nebraska, a Masters of Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago, and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Air Force's Air War College.