Mal and Florence Johnson
I love Jazz and the Water & will not eat parrotfish....
via Crowdrise 3 years ago
Ayana Johnson wrote -
I've been invited to participate in the Summit at Sea event taking place on April 8 - April 11. It's a sort of meeting-of-the-minds to cultivate entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and environmental stewardship. Please donate any amount to help me attend the event.
I'm especially thrilled about the opportunity to attend because this year the event has a focus on marine conservation, so I would have the opportunity to foster collaborations between and raise awareness among some very influential people about what needs to be done to preserve and restore the ocean's resources.
I just completed my marine biology PhD at Scripps Institution of Oceanography with a dissertation, entitled “Fish, Fishing, Diving, and the Management of Coral Reefs.” My research, conducted on the Caribbean islands of Curaçao and Bonaire, takes a holistic approach to understanding how to sustainably manage coral reefs by incorporating ecology, economics, and sociology.
Recently, I began developing a campaign to discourage developed word consumption of parrotfish, because they are herbivores critical to maintaining coral-dominated reefs.
Currently, I am a Knauss Policy Fellow contributing to the development of federal ocean policy at the National Marine Fisheries Service. I have a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University. I am also a jazz singer.
I'm really excited to attend Summit at Sea to meet people working to improve the world and the lives of others. I know my heart will be inspired and my brain reinvigorated to devote my efforts towards the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean's resources.