I had been dreaming of Africa since I was 7, conjuring up ideas of chasing chimpanzees in the forest.
While my dream seemed impossibly imaginative, my mother disagreed. After graduating from Kearney High School, then Missouri State University, I completed my master’s degree at Central Washington University, studying captive chimpanzees who use sign language. Read more here.
Photo by Ronan Donovan, Article by Jess Hartel, courtesy of The Kearney Courier