Daniela V. Fernandez
Social entrepreneur, thought leader & Speaker
Social Entrepreneur, Thought Leader & Speaker
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"We must dedicate our lives to building a world that is in harmony with our values and hopes for our future."

About Daniela

Daniela is an award-winning social entrepreneur, thought leader, and internationally sought-after speaker on the entrepreneurial mindset, ocean innovation, technology, youth empowerment, and sustainability. 

Daniela speaking onstage at One Young World

At the age of 19, Daniela founded Sustainable Ocean Alliance as a college-room idea at Georgetown University. Five years later, SOA has created the world's largest network of young Ocean Leaders in over 165 countries and launched the world's first Ocean Solutions Accelerator to support developing technological solutions to address the greatest threats facing our planet.

Daniela sitting onstage at One Young World

Daniela has been recognized for her work by former U.S. Secretary John Kerry, U.S. President Bill Clinton, and E.U. Commissioner Karmenu Vella. She is a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, and a member of Friends of Ocean Action—a select group of leaders working to fast-track solutions to ocean challenges.

Daniela speaking onstage at One Young World
One Young World Mainstage
with Daniela Fernandez, Founder & CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance

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Social entrepreneur, thought leader & Speaker