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 a current Communications & Policy Intern at the Jane Goodall Institute and recent graduate of Smith College, majoring in anthropology and minoring in art history. During her time at Smith, she developed a deep interest in the field of anthrozoology and found ways to incorporate this interest into her curriculum. This included doing an independent research project on elephant iconography in the U.S. and studying wildlife management abroad in Tanzania. She’s also a huge nerd who’s recently gotten into D&D, and she has a particular fondness for snakes.