Cool Dad Job: CEO of Conservation International
Latest Cool Dad Achievement: Keeping hope alive in a world on fire.
Sanjayan has been a leading voice in conservation for decades. A peer-reviewed scientist, former host of Earth: A New Wild, and a Disneynature Ambassador, Sanjayan now helms Conservation International, an organization that stands out for its clarity of purpose in the face of myriad and multiple threats. And having a daughter has only made him more determined to advocate for the preservation of the natural world. “I am struck with a great sense of hope, despite all the dismal, catastrophic things that are happening to our planet,” he says. “Being a parent is the ultimate expression of hope.”