Natalie Spilger's Fundraiser:

Get Ayana Johnson to Summit at Sea

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BENEFITING: New Venture Fund

ORGANIZER: Ayana

EVENT: Summit At Sea

EVENT DATE: Apr 08, 2011

THE STORY:

Ayana Johnson wrote -

I recently completed her 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. In 2008, I researched trap fishing and found a way to reduce fish trap bycatch by 80% using escape gaps. In 2009, I examined gill net fishing and conducted a socioeconomic survey of Curaçao’s fishermen and professional SCUBA divers. In 2010, I surveyed fishers and divers on Bonaire, for a total of almost 400 face-to-face interviews. My work aims to produce a gear-based approach to sustainable fisheries management that incorporates stakeholder views and can serve as a blueprint for any coral reef location in need of straightforward fisheries management strategies.

Recently, I began developing a campaign to discourage developed word consumption of parrotfish, because they are herbivores critical to maintaining coral-dominated reefs. I am the co-chair of the Artisanal Fisheries Research Network at Scripps, and the recipient of NSF interdisciplinary and graduate research fellowships, a Switzer Foundation Fellowship, an American Association of University Women Fellowship, and most recently a Knauss Sea Grant Fellowship. Beginning in February, the Knauss Fellowship will take me back to D.C. where I will contribute 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've been invited to Summit at Sea event taking place on April 8 - April 11. Summit at Sea awards females for their outstanding ideas, work and passion. Please donate any amount to help me attend the event.

Thank you,
Ayana

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  • Jenna Arnold

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The Team: $2,514 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Ayana Johnson

Amount Raised:

$1,625

 

65% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Liz C

Amount Raised:

$554

 

111% Raised of $500 Goal

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Nicole Patrice

Amount Raised:

$230

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Natalie Spilger

Amount Raised:

$75

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Caroline McCarthy

Amount Raised:

$30

 

6% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Liz Cebron

Liz Cebron

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Jenna Arnold

Jenna Arnold

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Natalie Spilger

Natalie Spilger

DONATION: $10

Ayana, You are doing incredible work. So excited to be able to support you. Summit at Sea will be amazing, and we are so excited to have your brains on the boat. 3 years ago