Daniela is an award-winning social entrepreneur, writer, and speaker on ocean technology, youth engagement, and blockchain.
She is the Founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA), a global organization that advances the impact of youth-led social enterprises, start-ups and community projects that are developing solutions to protect and sustain our ocean.
Daniela has been recognized for her work by former U.S. Secretary John Kerry and EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, has been listed as Azula’s Top 5 Ocean Heroes of 2016, named one of Glamour Magazine’s 2016 Young Women of the Year and received the Peter Benchley Ocean Award. Fernandez is a contributor to National Geographic blog and Sustainable Brands, has been interviewed by Voice of America, New York City TV, Ocean Radio and has been a speaker at The Economist World Ocean Summit, United Nations, Net Impact Conference, World Ocean Festival, Collision Conference, and WE Day.