Moderator: D’amy Steward is a marine ecologist recently graduated from Duke University with a degree in Biology and Environmental Science. She is an avid sailor, having raced Lasers nationally and internationally, and is an EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council alum.
Richard Brisius Race Chairman, The Ocean Race
Mark Towill, CEO of the 11th Hour Racing Team
Enrique Carlin, Team Sayula II, Whitbread Race 1973
Dr Margaret Ottley, Sports Psychologist, University of West Chester, PA
Moderator: Brianna Salvatore Dueck is a former professional basketball player who knows the power of sport to create positive change. She is now a dedicated sport for development ambassador, helping to co-launch a sport for development youth coalition at the UN’s Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization using sport to address the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Brianna is also a consultant at Nielsen Sports.
Anne Cecile Turner, Director of Sustainability, The Ocean Race
Karen Sack, CEO Ocean Unite
Moderator: Eimear Manning is Ireland’s All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador and holds a Masters degree in Marine Sustainability. She also tags coastal sharks in Miami, Florida.
Michelle Bender, Ocean Rights Manager, Earth Law Centre
Jen Chapman, Belize Country Manager, Blue Ventures - Beyond ConservationFatou Ndoye - Deputy Director of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) North America Office
Moderator: Lela DeVine is a high school senior and Lab Member of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Diving since the age of 11, her research focuses on marine pharmacology, and she serves as an EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council Member
Dr Carlie Wiener, Director of Communications & Engagement Strategy, Schmidt Ocean Institute
Philippe Cousteau, Co-founder EarthEcho International, Award winning author and director
Danni Washington, The Ocean Race Summit Host, Founder of Big Blue & You
Moderator: Apurva Iyengar is a 17 year old EarthEcho International Youth Leadership Council member from New Jersey, USA. Apurva is the founder of Youth.ify, a youth-led organization that gives otherwise isolated young environmentalists a platform to connect, collaborate and support one another. She is currently taking a gap year from college to further develop Youth.ify, but will be attending Tufts University next fall.
Dr. Mark Baumgartner, Senior Scientist, Biology Dept., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Charlie Enright, Skipper & Co-founder of 11th Hour Racing Team
Brennan Phillips, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island, Dept. of Ocean Engineering
Bren Smith, Founder of Greenwave