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Marine Biologist; Policy Expert; Conservation Strategist; Founder & CEO of Ocean Collectiv

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Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, conservation strategist, and Brooklyn native. She is founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, a strategy consulting firm for conservation solutions grounded in social justice. Ayana envisions and works toward a healthy ocean that supports food security, economies, and cultures. Her clients include World Wildlife Fund, Bezos Family Foundation, XPRIZE, Pioneer Works, and Lonely Whale. She teaches at New York University as an adjunct professor and mentors next generation ocean leaders.

Previously, as executive director of the Waitt Institute, Ayana co-founded the Blue Halo Initiative and led the Caribbean’s first successful island-wide ocean zoning effort, resulting in the protection of one-third of Barbuda’s coastal waters. She then led the growth of this initiative, launching it on Curaçao and Montserrat, in partnership with the governments and stakeholders. Prior, Ayana was Director of Science and Solutions at the Waitt Foundation, managing a diverse portfolio of ocean grants. She has held policy positions in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Her volunteer work focuses on building communities. Ayana was co-director of partnerships for the March for Science, creating a coalition of over 300 organizations that inspired over 1 million people around the world to take to the streets to support the role of science in policy-making. She serves on the boards of the Billion Oyster Project and World Surf League's PURE, and is an advisor to Environmental Voter Project, Azul, Green 2.0 and Oceanic Global. To develop a local network of ocean professionals she founded Team Ocean NYC.

Ayana earned a B.A. 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. For her research, she was awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Switzer Foundation, and American Association of University Women. The fish trap she invented to reduce bycatch won the first Rare/National Geographic Solution Search. She has been a resident at TED, a scholar at the Aspen Institute, and named to the Grist 50 and UCSD 40 Under 40 Alumni.

She is the proud daughter of a teacher/farmer and an architect/potter. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Outside Magazine and Nature magazine. Her op-eds have been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Hill, and Huffington Post. She blogs and tweets about how we can use the ocean without using it up on Scientific American, National Geographic and @ayanaeliza. You’ll find her at the nexus of science, policy, and communication, passionately advocating for coastal communities.

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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Marine Biologist; Policy Expert; Conservation Strategist; Founder & CEO of Ocean Collectiv

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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Biography

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, conservation strategist, and Brooklyn native. She is founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, a strategy consulting firm for conservation solutions grounded in social justice. Ayana envisions and works toward a healthy ocean that supports food security, economies, and cultures. Her clients include World Wildlife Fund, Bezos Family Foundation, XPRIZE, Pioneer Works, and Lonely Whale. She teaches at New York University as an adjunct professor and mentors next generation ocean leaders.

Previously, as executive director of the Waitt Institute, Ayana co-founded the Blue Halo Initiative and led the Caribbean’s first successful island-wide ocean zoning effort, resulting in the protection of one-third of Barbuda’s coastal waters. She then led the growth of this initiative, launching it on Curaçao and Montserrat, in partnership with the governments and stakeholders. Prior, Ayana was Director of Science and Solutions at the Waitt Foundation, managing a diverse portfolio of ocean grants. She has held policy positions in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Her volunteer work focuses on building communities. Ayana was co-director of partnerships for the March for Science, creating a coalition of over 300 organizations that inspired over 1 million people around the world to take to the streets to support the role of science in policy-making. She serves on the boards of the Billion Oyster Project and World Surf League's PURE, and is an advisor to Environmental Voter Project, Azul, Green 2.0 and Oceanic Global. To develop a local network of ocean professionals she founded Team Ocean NYC.

Ayana earned a B.A. 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. For her research, she was awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Switzer Foundation, and American Association of University Women. The fish trap she invented to reduce bycatch won the first Rare/National Geographic Solution Search. She has been a resident at TED, a scholar at the Aspen Institute, and named to the Grist 50 and UCSD 40 Under 40 Alumni.

She is the proud daughter of a teacher/farmer and an architect/potter. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Outside Magazine and Nature magazine. Her op-eds have been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Hill, and Huffington Post. She blogs and tweets about how we can use the ocean without using it up on Scientific American, National Geographic and @ayanaeliza. You’ll find her at the nexus of science, policy, and communication, passionately advocating for coastal communities.

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  • Ayana Johnson - Earth Optimism Summit 2017
    Session: Success in Conservation - Plenary 1
  • Ayana Elizabeth Johnson: How to use the ocean without using it up
    Since 1950, humans have killed off 90% of all tunas and sharks, and we’re on track to have more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Dr. Ayana...
  • Hearts on Fire Visionary: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
    Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson holds a BA from Harvard University in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and a Ph.D. in marine biology from Scripps...

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  • 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 . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sylvia Earle, M. Sanjayan, Aprille Ericsson, Dr. Shini Somara and Kimberly Bryant. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for an upcoming event.

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Speaker Videos

  • Ayana Johnson - Earth Optimism Summit 2017
    Session: Success in Conservation - Plenary 1
    Ayana Elizabeth Johnson: How to use the ocean without using it up
    Since 1950, humans have killed off 90% of all tunas and sharks, and we’re on track to have more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a marine biologist and policy...
  • Hearts on Fire Visionary: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
    Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson holds a BA from Harvard University in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and a Ph.D. in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is dedicated to...

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