Susan Rockefeller is a documentary filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and jewelry designer. Her documentary films have won top prizes at film festivals across the United States and around the world. Her films have explored a range of contemporary issues, often using both real life heroes and those of myths to confront issues such as ocean acidification and the future of ocean health, PTSD and the use of music to heal, the confluence of race, poverty and illness, global food sustainability. The films have aired on HBO, PBS, and the Discovery Channel. Her latest documentary, Food For Thought, Food for Life focuses on healthy soil and sustainable agriculture, and will be released to the public in October 2015.
Susan is the founder of Protect What Is Precious. She makes a difference through collaborative projects including co-branded products and events, documentary films, and social awareness campaigns around the world to spread the message of PROTECT WHAT IS PRECIOUS.
Susan has also written several career-oriented books, including the ground-breaking Green At Work that helped usher environmentally-friendly jobs into nontraditional arenas such as art, architecture, marketing, finance and more. Susan recently completed Arctic Prayers, a memoir of her time spent in an Alaskan village teaching community gardening to Inupiat youth.
Susan sits on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, We Are Family Foundation and is a member of Natural Resources Defense Council Global Leadership Council. She received her undergraduate degree from Hampshire College and her master's degree from NYU.