AYANA ELIZABETH JOHNSON

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, strategist, and Brooklyn native. She is founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting firm for conservation solutions grounded in social justice, and founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities. You’ll find her at the nexus of science, policy, and communication, passionately advocating for coastal communities, and building solutions for ocean justice and our climate crisis.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Ocean policy

Ocean zoning / Spatial planning

Fisheries management

Seafood

Community engagement

Philanthropic advising

Strategic planning

Instigating dance parties

Science communication

Public speaking

Event curation

Moderation and facilitation