Kate Smith has a BA in Chemistry from Princeton University and a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. For nearly two decades, she worked in academia and the pharmaceutical industry before becoming a ‘smith’ of shamanic power tools under the tutelage and inspiration of Susanne and Eric Humaidan. Kate has studied shamanism since 2006 with Alberto Villoldo, Christina Pratt and Malidoma Somé.
In 2012, Kate started Journeysmith, a shamanic art studio devoted to creating finely crafted spiritual power tools – drums, rattles and other instruments that bridge ordinary and non-ordinary reality. Kate offers these tools as a way to help others stay true to themselves, re-discover their connection with the earth and align with all that is authentic in their life’s journey.