Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist and climate policy expert who has dedicated her life to protecting the oceans and the communities that depend on them. From a young age, Ayana was drawn to the sea and its inhabitants, and she went on to earn a Ph.D. in marine biology from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Throughout her career, Ayana has worked to bridge the gap between science and policy, advocating for sustainable practices and policies that protect marine life and coastal communities. Her tireless efforts have earned her numerous awards and recognition, including being named a National Geographic Explorer and a TED Fellow. Anaya is known for bringing more voices into the climate conversation through the All We Can Save project. Her research has shown that saving the oceans is as critical as protecting the rainforests, elevating this often overlooked issue.
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