Marine Conservationist | TV Host | Mocha Mermaid



Video Host, YouTube Channel (Danni Washington and The Mocha Mermaid)  

Los Angeles,  CA - January 2015 - present

Travel and ocean adventure video series. Weekly vlogging featuring experiences in the field with scientists, environmental advocates, sustainable businesses and fellow travelers.

Co-Founder, The Big Blue & You

Miami, FL  — 2008-present

Non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about ocean conservation through the arts and media.

Promotional Influencer, Lisa Silvera & Associates, LLC

Dade County, FL — 2008-2015

Served as representative for several brand partners and their products. Promotion and sale of products in retail stores. including Electra Bicycle Company, Eboost, Elby and Fox Home Entertainment.  

On-Camera Host, Ocean GEMS (Girls Explore Marine Science)

Prescott, AZ  — 2011-2014

Multimedia series and outreach program that connects girls to women marine scientist role models to inspire investigation of ocean science adventures, inquiries and careers.

On-Camera Host, Bay Buzz

Los Angeles, CA - 2013- 2014

Co-host of pilot video series produced by Heal the Bay and Pentatonic Productions about marine conservation issues in Southern California.

On-Camera Host, Life After Earth Science

Los Angeles - March-June 2013

Co-hosted educational science video with actor Jaden Smith in conjunction with science curriculum.

Outreach Manager, SUPERFUGU iPad Game, WEMO Lab

Venice Beach, CA  — March - May 2013

Assisted with development, outreach and promotion of start-up company ocean adventure iPad game application called SUPERFUGU.

2011 Fellow, TogetherGreen (Toyota & Audubon Society)

Washington D.C., 2011-2012

Selected amongst a premiere group of leaders from around the U.S. commissioned to help advance environmental awarenes through innovative outreach projects.

Education Director, Miami World Cinema Center  

Miami, FL  — 2010-2012

Organized 25 youth filmmaking workshops for local high school students

to ultimately express their thoughts on social issues through the production of public service announcement videos.

2007-2011 Fellow, Green For All

Washington D.C.  — 2007-2011

Active fellowship focused on creating green jobs for communities of color. Helping provide access for lower income communities to achieve careers in fields related environmental stewardship and envirionmental justice.

On-Camera Host, Untamed Science

Charlotte, North Carolina  — 2008-2012

Science communicator and on-camera personality for K-12 educational science videos within textbooks internationally distributed by Pearson Publishing.

Promotional Model, PGPP Enterprises, Inc.

Miami, FL — 2004-2012

Worked as brand representative, street-team promoter, grassroots outreach and assistant event coordinator to company CEO.




Young African American Women’s Empowerment Conference

Pasadena, CA  — April 2015

Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions International Youth Conference   

Dana Point, CA  —February 2015

Girls in Ocean Science Conference

Dana Point, CA  —February 2014

Center for Marine & Environmental Studies (University of the Virgin Islands)

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands — January 2015

Blue Ocean Film Festival  (Ocean GEMS 500+ Google Hangout) 

St. Petersburg, FL  — November 2014

North American Association of Environmental Educators Annual Conference   

Ottowa, Canada — September 2014

Together Green Fellows Retreat Keynote Address   

Washington D.C.  — September 2014

Aquarium of the Pacific Guest Speaker  

Long Beach, CA  — August 2014

Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions International Youth Conference   

Dana Point, CA  —February 2014

TEDxYouth @ Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA  — November 2013

ESSENCE Festival FanZone Stage Host   

New Orleans, LA  — July 2013

National Science Teacher Association (NSTA)

Regional & National Conferences    

Nationwide — 2009-2011


False Bay, South Africa

Lima & Cuzco, Peru

Kingston, Jamaica

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

San Jose, Costa Rica

New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Brisbane, Australia

London, England

Manila & Naga City, Philippines

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Freeport & Nassau, Bahamas

Cancun, Mexico

Toronto, Canada

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Ottowa, Ontario, Canada