Hanji Chang ’14
While at MECA&D, Hanji Chang ’14 conducted an independent study focusing on the invasive impact green crabs have on coastal ecosystems and Maine fisheries. Her study resulted in an animation created to help the College community understand what she had found in her research, and quickly became an important step forward on Chang's path as an environmental and climate change animator.
After graduation, Chang partnered with the Maine Sea Grant to produce a series called A Climate Calamity in the Gulf of Maine. Through the project, Chang reviewed various impacts of climate change on coastal communities and sea life. She has also created engaging, educational animations for nonprofit institutions, including: the U.S. Geological Survey; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Louisiana Sea Grant; the Island Institute; the World Bank; the Red Cross; and, the Council on Foreign Relations, among others.
Today, Chang is working alongside the NOAA Fisheries and the Natural Resources Council of Maine to produce animations creating awareness about vulnerable populations of sea life and the impacts of toxic waste pollution stemming from the fossil fuel industry.