Renowned chimpanzee researcher and environmentalist, Jane Goodall has recently been named the grand marshal of the 2013 Rose Parade.
After hearing the news of her latest achievement, Goodall responded in one of the most clever ways possible, with a line from Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,” which just so happens to be the 124th Rose Parade’s theme.
“My dream for this New Year’s Day is for everyone to think of the places we can all go if we work together to make the world a better place, “Goodall said. “Every journey starts with one step. And I am pleased to see the Tournament of Roses continue to take steps towards not only celebrating beauty and imagination but also a cleaner environment.”
Goodall has been known for her travels from England at age 26, to now Tanzania to study chimpanzees. With the help of her research and study, many have gained a better understanding of the way these endangered species live.
According to the Tournament of Roses website, Goodall has been such a great inspiration, making her position as grand marshal a well-deserved honor.
“Dancing With The Stars” contestant and Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez was last year’s grand marshal.