Ayana Elizabeth Johnson PhD
Marine Biologist; Founder of Ocean Collectiv & Urban Ocean Lab
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D., is a marine biologist, policy expert, and conservation strategist. She is founder of Ocean Collectiv, a strategy consulting firm for conservation solutions grounded in social justice, and Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank focused on coastal cities. She has been a resident at TED and a scholar at the Aspen Institute, was named to the Grist 50 and UCSD 40 Under 40 Alumni, and has held policy positions at the NOAA and EPA. Her work and op-eds have been featured in the "New York Times," the "Atlantic," "Outside," "Nature," the "Los Angeles Times," and the "Guardian" and she blogs with "Scientific American," and "National Geographic."