Top Moments of Jane Goodall Hopecast Season 1


Episode 15 – Marine Biologist & Policy Expert Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Dr. Johnson is a marine biologist, author, policy expert and co-editor of ‘All We Can Save,’ co-founder of Urban Oceans Lab, and co-creator of the ‘How to Save a Planet’ podcast. In this episode, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson joins Jane to explore the meaning of ‘hope’ through the lens of their unique experiences and philosophies around inspiring individual and collective action.

As believers in the magic of storytelling and the power of community to inspire positive change, they emphasize why each of us has a role to play in protecting the environment, whether we’re focused on the trees, the seas, or both!

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About Author

Kira is the communications coordinator for JGI programs at the Jane Goodall Institute USA, where she supports the team in advancing public engagement with JGI's holistic programs. Kira graduated from Smith College in 2021, majoring in anthropology and minoring in art history, and during her time there she developed a deep interest in the field of anthrozoology. Her interests within this field are broad, and have led her to study elephant iconography in the U.S. and wildlife management in Tanzania. JGI's values and mission as well as the mindset of anthrozoology guide her work, exploring the interactions between humans and other animals in order to promote a healthier coexistence on this shared planet.