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University of Notre Dame, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Utah State University
Writer, Director, Producer
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Catherine Cunningham is the Founder and CEO of Eikosphere.LLC. Launched in 2009, Eikosphere premiered the Eye of the Future film at the UN Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen, COP 15). To produce the film Eikosphere interviewed 100 global thought leaders, shot stills and video over 1.5 years around the world with 50+ local production partners and leading sustainability organizations. Eye of the Future captured stories about leading clean technologies and sustainable designs told through the eyes of global children. Most recently, she directed and produced with Cacao Films, City Productions, Sony, RealD, and others In Lak'ech Ala K'in 3D short feature for the UNFCCC and Mexican Government's Climate Change Conference in Cancun (December 2010). Further, Eikosphere piloted the first Living Earth Legacy multimedia dome called the Living Forest at the Climate Village, COP16. Prior to starting the Eikosphere.LLC, Catherine founded Nature's Reflection Photography. Since 2004 she has traveled widely and photographed professionally throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. She was first featured at the Mountain Ecosystems Global Change Conference (Scotland 2005) and at the World Wilderness Congress (Alaska 2005). Since she has produced visual media for organizations and events, such as the Earth Systems Science Partnership (China, 2006), UNEP's World Environment Day (Norway 2007), Singapore’s Innovation Park (phone number hidden)), Stanford’s Innovation Summit (2008), Poland’s COP 14(2008), and Norway's Climate Change Summits (phone number hidden)).Also before Eikosphere.LLC, Catherine spent over a decade working in higher education, earning her PhD studying climate impacts on high mountain ecosystems while at The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (2006). During her academic career she chaired science conferences and symposia, published her research, directed research teams, and presented in Europe and North America. Prior to research, she taught biology, ecology, and environmental science at Denver State College, while working as an ecologist for Boulder County in Colorado.She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame (UND) and an MS from Utah State University in ecology with an emphasis on forest and alpine ecosystems. While at UND she received a fellowship from the Kellogg Institute to live and to study in India (1990). Catherine is a member of the National Association of Nature Photographers, Alliance for Women Directors, and the International Society of Media Professionals. She is also an avid ski mountaineer and alpine enthusiast.