Daniela Fernandez

Daniela Fernandez is CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance, which she founded at age 19 while studying economics and government at Georgetown University. In the five years since, she’s built a global organization that’s cultivating and accelerating solutions to protect and sustain the ocean’s health. Fernandez is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and member of Friends of Ocean Action. One of Azula’s Top 5 Ocean Heroes of 2016, she received the Peter Benchley Ocean Award and Bustle Upstart Award. As a social entrepreneur and thought leader, she has spoken at events including The Economist World Ocean Summit, Net Impact Conference, and at the United Nations.

Topic Takeaways

  • Self-awareness: what are you willing to sacrifice?
  • Fearlessness: It is up to you to make a difference, take action.
  • Finding your spark: learning new facts about your environment can shift momentum within.

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