Danni Washington
Marine Conservationist | TV Host | Mocha Mermaid





TEDxYouth@SantaMonica - Embrace Your Inner Alien

A passionate science educator and artist, Danni Washington is the co-Founder and CEO of The Big Blue & You - A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through the arts and service learning. She is a graduate of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science with a B.S.


The Color of STEM

Meet Danni Washington, a passionate advocate for our oceans. After many field opportunities in far-flung locales, she decided to team her love for marine biology with her skill for communication, and became inspired to create a program to teach kids about marine conservation.


Big Blue & You - ArtSea Festival 2017

This art by the sea festival combines love of art with education about the environmental issues that we’re facing. ArtSea is the one day you can celebrate the oceans that bring community members together. ArtSea invites multicultural and diverse groups of people to dive deep into ocean conservation themed art, create it and learn through hands-on marine science experience to discover a love of the sea.


Xploration Nature Knows Best - Shark Inspired Tech Has the Potential to Save Lives! 

Sharks are inspiring some life changing technologies, including antibacterial materials used in hospitals and enhanced electromagnetic sensors. Danni Washington goes surfing with sharks in this episode of Nature Knows Best to test out a safer wetsuit and explore these other new technologies.


Danni Washington’s message to the G7 Environment Ministers #All4theGreen

Danni Washington asks the G7 Environment Ministers to focus on young people and to give them an opportunity to be a part of this conversation


PBS Women & Girls Lead Profile

Danni Washington bucked female stereotypes by becoming a scientist and an entrepreneur, founding The Big Blue and You to teach children about marine conservation.