Katherine Carpenter is an award-winning documentary filmmaker specializing in science and environmental subjects, from endangered species to evolution to climate change, in diverse landscapes around the world. She has just completed a National Geographic film for PBS called “Bones of Turkana”, filmed in Kenya, and is at work on a new Nat Geo film, “The Ivory Road”, to be shot across Sub-Saharan Africa. As a partner in Everwild Media, Carpenter recently produced “Hundred Heartbeats”, a two-hour special on endangered species around the world for the “Future Earth” series on MSNBC. She also co-produced and co-directed the Emmy-nominated documentary feature film “A Year On Earth”, which was broadcast on Animal Planet, Discovery HD and Discovery Kids. Among her other credits are eco-music videos featuring the songs of Jimmy Buffett for Planet Green, “Race to Save the Planet” for PBS, and “Wildlife Adventures” for TBS. She was Vice President of Film/TV for National Audubon Society Productions, where she produced environmental series and specials for Animal Planet, PBS, Disney Channel and the BBC, as well as educational videos for distribution to schools in the US and the UK. She is Co-Chair of the Producer Guild of America’s Green Committee, a member of NRDC’s Global Leadership Council, a Vice Chair of Audubon’s Women in Conservation Committee and a member of the Writers Guild of America. She lives with her two daughters in New York City.
The Princeton Atelier was endowed in 2009 through the generosity of a donor who has chosen to remain anonymous. The Atelier is additionally supported through The Newhouse Foundation, The Erik C. Blachford '89 Fund, The Schare-Pfaffenroth Endowment Fund, The Jordan Roth '97 Performance Fund and The Peter T. Joseph Foundation.