Working

How Does an Aquarium Director Do His Job?

Meet Jon Forrest Dohlin, director of the WCS New York Aquarium.

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What do you do with an architecture degree and a love of animals? Well, as it turns out, running an aquarium is a great option. This week, Working brings you another stand-alone episode with Jon Forrest Dohlin, director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium.

Jon tells Jordan all about the joys of the job, like educating city-dwellers about all the unseen wildlife around them, and the existential dread that comes with it—like holding the lives of thousands of animals in your hands every day.

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Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.