Showing Up as Her Full Self for Wildlife: Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

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As a little girl, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant loved watching nature shows -- and she paid a lot of attention to the humans that showed up in front of the camera. Not seeing anyone in the host position who looked like her as a Black woman, Rae made it her goal to become a wildlife ecologist and to help change the face of who holds the expertise and shows up for some of the most unique animals in the world. Today, she's so proud to be the voice of a new podcast from PBS, Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant.

Rae not only contributes to change through showing up as her full self, she's also dedicated to creating more equitable opportunities for young people to experience nature. She does this in many ways, most notably as the mother to two young girls and serving on the board of NatureBridge.

After 15 years as a wildlife ecologist and conservation scientist, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant has a lot of valuable life lessons to share, be it the way she looks back at her own career with compassion for her younger self, the importance of doing exactly what she wants to do with her free time, or the joy that is cuddling baby bears -- just don't try the latter at home!

Featured in this episode: Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant @RaeWynnGrant

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