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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Keynote Speaker: Marine Biologist, Conservation Strategist, Founder & CEO of Ocean Collectiv

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Biography

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is co-founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities. She co-edited the bestselling climate anthology "All We Can Save," co-founded The All We Can Save Project, and co-created the Spotify/Gimlet climate solutions podcast "How to Save a Planet."

Recently, Dr. Johnson co-authored the "Blue New Deal," a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. Previously, as executive director of the Waitt Institute, she co-founded the Blue Halo Initiative and led the Caribbean’s first successful island-wide ocean zoning effort. She also developed U.S. federal ocean policy at the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Dr. Johnson earned a BA from Harvard University in environmental science and public policy, and a Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in marine biology, with a dissertation on the ecology, socio-economics, and policy of sustainably managing coral reefs. The fish trap she invented to reduce bycatch won the first Rare/National Geographic Solution Search.

She publishes widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Scientific American. Dr. Johnson serves on the board of directors for GreenWave, Patagonia, and World Surf League's PURE, on the advisory boards of Environmental Voter Project, Azul, and Scientific American, and as a fellow at The Explorers Club. Recent recognitions include the Schneider Award for climate communication and Time’s 100 Next List. Outside magazine called her “the climate leader we need.”

Dr. Johnson’s forthcoming book has the working title "What If We Get It Right?: Visions of Climate Futurism." She is the proud daughter of a teacher/farmer and an architect/potter.

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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Videos

X Talks | Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Climate Change Impact on Oceans with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
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How to book Ayana Elizabeth Johnson?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ayana Elizabeth Johnson or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Ayana Elizabeth Johnson?

Booking fees for Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Ayana Elizabeth Johnson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ayana Elizabeth Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ayana Elizabeth Johnson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Environmental Policy, Environment and Conservation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sylvia Earle, Aprille Ericsson and Adrian Grenier. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for an upcoming event.

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Videos

X Talks | Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Climate Change Impact on Oceans with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
A love story for the coral reef crisis | Ayana Elizabeth Johnson ...
Will the ocean ever run out of fish? - Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and ...

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How to book Ayana Elizabeth Johnson?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ayana Elizabeth Johnson or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Ayana Elizabeth Johnson?

Booking fees for Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Ayana Elizabeth Johnson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ayana Elizabeth Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ayana Elizabeth Johnson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Environmental Policy, Environment and Conservation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sylvia Earle, Aprille Ericsson and Adrian Grenier. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for an upcoming event.

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