Best of GOOD FOR ALL NEWS 2019

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2019 was full of stories – good, challenging and everything in between. GFAN stories are those fueled by hope, which inspires us all to take action. We’ve collected some of our and your favorites from this year, helping us to better understand our world, other species, other people, and what we can each do to make a huge positive impact. Explore these stories to get inspired for a year of hope, joy, passion and action in 2020!

LEAKEY AND GOODALL: SCIENTISTS WHO CHANGED HOW WE DEFINE ‘HUMAN’   


CHANGING OF THE CHIMP MATRIARCHAL GUARD IN GOMBE  


BRINGING JGI’S INNOVATIVE CHIMPANZEE CONSERVATION MODELS AND TOOLS TO LIBERIA


WE’RE TAKING JANE’S VISION TO THE NEXT LEVEL


JANE’S TURNING 85: WILL YOU BE A PART OF GENERATION JANE? 


NEW EXHIBIT TAKES YOU INSIDE JANE’S LIFE LIKE NEVER BEFORE 

Becoming Jane exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. November 2019.

PRINCE HARRY MEETS DR. GOODALL AND ROOTS & SHOOTS CHANGE-MAKERS


HOPE ONLINE: DR. GOODALL’S SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM REACHES 200K STUDENTS 


DR. GOODALL SPEAKS ABOUT THREATS TO BIODIVERSITY FOLLOWING U.N. REPORT

Mary Kang for Global Citizen

INAPPROPRIATE VIDEOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ARE HURTING CHIMPANZEES


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Ashley Sullivan is the Associate Director of Communications & Partnerships at the Jane Goodall Institute USA, where she works to connect individuals with Dr. Jane Goodall's vision, and the JGI mission to create a better world for all by protecting the interconnections between people, other animals, and the environment. Ashley graduated Stony Brook University with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology and a minor in Biology, and is currently a Master's of Science Candidate for Environmental Science & Policy at Johns Hopkins University with a focus on Environmental Justice. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, now a D.C. resident, she has a varied background including nearly 10 years of expert communications and digital marketing in the social and environmental non-profit sector. Her intersectional approach to this work has been shaped by a holistic world-view, having traveled to Madagascar and Ecuador for conservation research projects, leading communications for youth social justice filmmaking programs, and as a part of several professional groups advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in environmental spaces. With skills ranging from conservation fieldwork, policy and advocacy campaigns, strategic communications, art, digital media, and design, Ashley believes in sharing information to empower and in the magic of storytelling to change hearts and minds. Through growing understanding, empathy, and justice, she is igniting positive change to create that better, more equitable world, every day.