Jennifer Pate

Geographer and Filmmaker
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Jennifer Pate is a geographer and filmmaker fascinated by human-environment interaction. She has a BA in Geography (2:1) and an MSc in Environment, Science & Society (Distinction) from the University College of London. Her research has explored the experiences of ‘environmental subjects’ in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, the role of film as an emancipatory pedagogy for environmental education, as well as geographies of health and biological identity.

Jen has been involved in several research, filmmaking and sport expeditions in a diverse range of roles. In 2009 she led a UCL-funded research expedition to Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. This involved exploring local understanding of the environment, environmental management by international organisations as well as terrestrial/marine impacts of logging practices. The following year, she took part in the Lost World Project, a conservation documentary-making expedition to Venezuela’s Mount Roraima. They were the first team to film the Riolama Lizard and the documentary was premiered at the Royal Geographical Society with an introduction by Michael Palin.