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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 co-founded and leads Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities. Recently, Dr. Johnson co-edited the bestselling climate anthology "All We Can Save," co-created the Spotify/Gimlet climate solutions podcast "How to Save a Planet," and she co-authored the "Blue New Deal," a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. Previously, she was executive director of the Waitt Institute, developed policy at the EPA and NOAA, and taught as an adjunct professor at New York University. She will join the environmental studies faculty at Bowdoin College in fall 2023.

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. Her writing has been published widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Scientific American. She serves on the board of directors for GreenWave and Patagonia, on the advisory board of Environmental Voter Project and on the steering committee for the Ocean Justice Forum. Recent recognitions include, the Schneider Award for climate communication, the Time 100 Next List, and appointment to the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. Dr. Johnson’s forthcoming book on climate futurism "What If We Get It Right?: Visions of Climate Futurism" will be released in April 2024. She is in love with climate solutions.

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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Videos

How to Find Joy in Climate Action | Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | TED
We Are One Ocean, with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
X Talks | Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Environmental Policy, Environment, Conservation, Technology, Science, Women in Business, STEM Education, STEM, Animals & Wildlife, Influential Women, Black Heritage, Motivational, Diversity, Women, Earth Day, Environmental Activism, Sustainability, Female Leadership, Women in Tech, TED, Business and Finance.

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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Environmental Policy, Environment and Conservation. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. 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, Alexandra Cousteau and Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for an upcoming event.

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Videos

How to Find Joy in Climate Action | Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | TED
We Are One Ocean, with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
X Talks | Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Climate Change Impact on Oceans with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
A coral reef love story | Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | TED

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