Katie Carpenter, Executive Director
Evidence-Based Science Communication Initiative, Yale Law School
Katie Carpenter is a media professional with three decades of experience writing and producing science and environmental documentaries for US cable and public television. For the last two years, she has also been a science communication consultant with the Yale Cultural Cognition Project, a team of psychology, communication and law specialists conducting research into the science of science communication.
As Executive Director of their Evidence-Based Science Communication Initiative, Carpenter has helped coordinate and report on their recent studies into what drives polarization around policy-relevant science and health-oriented issues, including climate change and other environmental topics. Carpenter is also a team member for CCP's Evidence-based Science Filmmaking Initiative, where she brings to bear her experience writing and producing for National Geographic TV, Discovery Channel, MSNBC, ABC News and PBS. She has taught several “Art of Science Documentary” film courses at Princeton University, and mentored emerging filmmakers. She also serves as a co-chair of Audubon’s Women in Conservation Council, and is a member of the Writers Guild of America.