Katherine Vance-Smith completed the Bachelor of Arts, majoring in archaeology in 2013 and Bachelor Social Sciences majoring in anthropology in 2016. She graduated from the Master of Professional Archaeology in 2018. All studies were completed with La Trobe University. She has an interest in heritage management and was a participant in the ICOMOS mentorship program in 2017 and 2018. Katherine has experience in both historical and Indigenous archaeological excavations, participating in excavations across Victoria.
Katherine is a fully qualified 'Heritage Advisor' as specified by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.