Daniela is a social entrepreneur, speaker, and writer.
She is the founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA), a global organization that advances the impact of start-ups, social enterprises 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 has been listed as Azula’s Top 5 Ocean Heroes of 2016, named one of Glamour Magazine’s 2016 Young Women of the Year, received the Peter Benchley Ocean Award and the 2016 Bustle Upstart 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, U.S. Capitol Hill Ocean Week, Sustainable Brands Conference, Blue Vision Summit, World Ocean Festival, and WE Day.