Tackling Climate Change from Dorm to Board Room

At the age of 19, Daniela Fernandez founded Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) as a college-room idea at Georgetown University. Five years later, she has built SOA into a global organization that is cultivating and accelerating innovative solutions to protect and sustain the health of the ocean. With phenomenal speed, SOA has created the world’s largest network of young ocean leaders - through establishing a presence in over 135 countries and launching the world’s first Ocean Solutions Accelerator to develop technological solutions that can address the greatest threats facing our planet. She will share her entrepreneurial story from the dorm room to the board room and show our generation and those that follow, the importance of action and how that can impact can create an entire movement.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Track: Startups
Level: Advanced