Katie Schuler is a wildlife filmmaker and global advocate for conservation. Her short film, Pangolin, which has proven to be an important tool to counter wildlife trafficking, has won five best short film awards while reaching a global audience of over 25 million people. Katie has worked in over 26 countries across six continents while documenting wildlife and their habitats.
As an artist and producer, she has led outreach efforts to vulnerable communities and undereducated youth at home and abroad. Katie is the Co-Founder and Head of Production of Coral & Oak Studios, a production company dedicated to telling stories that educate and inspire audiences to engage with the creatures, people and world around them. Katie continues to improve her craft by adapting to new media strategies and being an early adopter of high-speed imaging, animated graphics and 3D virtual reality.
A recipient of the Henry Luce Fellowship, a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and a recipient of the prestigious Koenig Trust Scholarship. Her clients include Condition One VR, National Geographic, The Smithsonian Institute, Conservation International, HBO, Woods Hole Oceanographicand PBS. She is an Emerging League Photographer with the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), and currently lives in Washington DC.