Founder and Chair
Daniela Fernandez is the Founder and Chair of the Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA), a global organization that empowers Millennials to become leaders in preserving the health and sustainability of our ocean. Under her leadership, three annual Summits have broadcast globally engaging universities, U.S. embassies and over 3,000 participants. SOA been recognized by the United Nations as one of the 50 youth led projects helping advance the Sustainable Development Goals and has been featured in the first ever UN Youth Solutions Report.
Fernandez is a contributor to The Economist Intelligence Unit and National Geographic, has spoken at the United Nations, U.S. Capitol Hill Ocean Week, World Affairs Council Conference, Nexus UN Summit, The Economist World Ocean Summit, and WE Day Illinois to a crowd of 15,000 people.
She has been recognized for her work by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, named one of the top 5 Ocean Heroes of 2016, received the Peter Benchley Ocean Youth Award, the 2016 Bustle Upstart Award, and is a Green 2.0 environmental leader.
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