Jesse Paris Smith

Jesse Paris Smith is a writer, musician, producer, and co-founder of Pathway to Paris. She has been performing, composing, and recording music since 2004. In 2014, she and cellist Rebecca Foon founded Pathway to Paris, a non-profit organization dedicated to turning the Paris Agreement into reality by offering tangible solutions for combating global climate change. She has performed many times at the Tibet House US Annual Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, and joined the Associate Board in 2014, when she curated a weekly event, Mindful Music and Sound Series. In September 2019, along with Tibet House US contributors Tenzin Choegyal and Laurie Anderson, Jesse released ‘Songs from the Bardo,’ an album inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, nominated for the 2021 Grammy® Awards in the New Age category. She has been a certified Grief Support Coach since 2017. In February 2019, she released her first solo single entitled, ‘Legacies,’ with all proceeds going to Pathway to Paris. Jesse was born in Detroit, and resides in New York City.