Sustainable Workforce Development Network

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Daniela Fernandez

Daniela Fernandez founded the Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) when she was just 19 years old. This organization develops leaders, cultivates ideas, and accelerates solutions in the field of ocean health and sustainability – and is the world’s largest network of young environmental leaders, with contributors from more than 150 countries worldwide. SOA leads the way in innovation by offering a leadership program, as well as an Oceans Solutions Accelerator aimed at supporting brilliant startups that can contribute to the health of the ocean. For her work, Daniela has been recognized by U.S. Secretary John Kerry and former President Bill Clinton among many others. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Friends of Ocean Action, and has been nominated by the Forbes 30 Under 30 for her environmental achievements.