Discover interviews Jane Goodall

There’s something…familiar about all of this.

Actually, for those unfamiliar with the real-life inspiration for a certain one-time Simpsons character, Goodall’s story is an interesting one. Her interest in chimps landed her a spot in a Ph.D. program despite her holding only a secretarial degree at the time, and since that day four decades ago, her legend — and contributions to primate science — have only grown more remarkable.