Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Jane Goodall – Primatologist and Conservationist

--Considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees

--Her research of primates has led the way to giving us valuable insight into our closest relatives in the animal kingdom

At the age of 78, famed British primatology researcher Jane Goodall still maintains a hectic schedule. She is said to be on the road more than 300 days per year. At any given time, she could be on any continent. On any given day, she could be speaking to a group of students, meeting with government officials to discuss animal conservation issues, sitting before television cameras being interviewed, or meeting with donors to raise money for projects at the world-renowned non-profit Jane Goodall Institute based in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Consistently rated as one of the 10 most influential living scientists today, Jane Goodall has not lost sight of the work for which she became famous: her landmark studies of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park located in Tanzania, Africa. This work continues to drive her mission to improve the global understanding, treatment and conservation of great apes and their habitats – and in the process, to help make a difference for all living entities.

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