Rising Talents Network


Daniela Fernandez

Sustainable Ocean Alliance



DANIELA founded the Sustainable Ocean Alliance as a college-room idea in Georgetown University, at the age of 19. Six years later, she grew SOA into a global organization that is cultivating and accelerating innovative solutions to protect and sustain the health of the ocean. With phenomenal speed, SOA created the world’s largest network of young ocean leaders - establishing a presence in over 165 countries and successfully launched the world’s first Ocean Solutions Accelerator developing technological solutions to address the greatest threats our planet is facing. Daniela is answering critical questions that will influence the new wave of entrepreneurs and redefine the relationship between emerging technologies, climate change mitigation, restoring ocean health, as well as a social good