Open Science, Impact, Legacy and Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

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Talking about leaving the comfort zone… What you can listen to here is what I had previously only shared in safe spaces with friends, family, and people I thought could become my mentors. This is a premier of opening up and connecting both my passion and profession with each other. As it happened, much easier than anticipated thanks to Ghazali’s gentle interview guidance, I wondered why it took me so long…. Anyhow; here it is; the beginning of a new era in my life.

It’s been a deeply memorable experience to be interviewed by Ghazali Ohorella, the host of the Gomaluku Podcast and the thought leadership show #HowToIndigenousNOW where he provides a safe space and uplifting platform for indigenous mentors and leaders from around the world.

In this episode, I talk to Ghazali about my career path and what drives and motivates me in Life. We talk about my passion for environmental protection, animal right s and human rights and how all three align with my dedication to research.

  • How can we better learn or communicate with the animal world?
  • Why is there a gap between researchers and Indigenous Peoples, and how can we overcome the gap?
  • What do I want to be remembered for the most?

About Ghazali Ohorella

Operating at the intersection of human rights and foreign relations Ghazali Ohorella has mastered high-level advocacy, fostering relationships, identifying opportunities and defining strategies to achieve change.

Learn more about and from indigenous peoples by following Ghazali:


United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples |[UNDRIP] |

CARE principles of Indigenous Data Governance |

United Nations For Indigenous Peoples |

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues |

Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee |

Survival International |

#HowToIndigenousNOW on Facebook | on Twitter

#InterSpeciesCommnication on Facebookon Twitter

My great grandmother Johanna Kirchner |