Senator Malcolm A. Smith Finds Young Diamond

Malcolm A. Smith

May 13, 2011

Senator Malcolm A. Smith has welcomed 13-year-old Diamond Moody as an intern in his office. She is the youngest intern that Smith has ever had.


“It is important for me to give young people opportunities that they would not ordinarily have been afforded. Diamond is an extremely bright young woman with a bright future ahead of her and I am elated that I am able to have her intern in my office,” said Senator Smith.


Diamond will be graduating on June 4th from Pathways College Preparatory School with a 98% grade point average. In the Fall, she will attend the prestigious Townsend Harris High School.


In addition to being a scholar, Diamond plays the guitar, drums, piano and violin. She is also an athlete; she holds a black belt in karate and has taken classes for swimming and dance.  In addition, she plays softball, basketball and football.  She was named MVP and was given an award for sportsmanship by the Rosedale Jets.


Diamond Moody said “ I like school and I like playing instruments and sports. I also like being in Senator Smith’s office because it’s nice to help other people.”


Diamond lives in St. Albans with her family and attends Our Lady of Light Parish, where she is an altar server and  member of the choir.  



Malcolm A. Smith is the New York State Senate Immediate Past President Pro Tempore (2008-10). He currently serves as Secretary of the NYS Democratic Conference and ranking member on the Banking Committee.