Smythe earned a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and American Studies from the University of Virginia in May of 2018. As an undergraduate student, she worked with the Marketing and Promotions Department in Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Football, Men’s Basketball, and Men’s Lacrosse. She also worked with Wahoo Central, the social media marketing team to promote the Athletics Department. Following graduation, Denny moved to Charlotte, NC to work for the Carolina Panthers with the Hospitality and Fan Engagement team as an intern.
Denny joined the Virginia Athletics Foundation in March of 2019. Denny assists in managing suite operations at Scott Stadium, Davenport Field, and the John Paul Jones Arena. She assists in planning and implementing athletics events in addition to spring and fall social tours, sports reunions, sport-specific fundraisers, master-plan fundraisers, special celebrations, facility dedications, and more.