Sea Change Makers Meetup: Q & A with the Seaworthy Leadership Team
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About the Event
Get to know the Seaworthy team and bring questions you'd like us to answer to help you make the most of our community and resources. We look forward to getting to know you and build our community to serve our Sea Change Makers!
A little more about our team:
Founder & CEO
Daniel Kleinman is Seaworthy Collective's Founder and CEO. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, focusing on ocean technology while following a passion for exploring and understanding the oceans. As an undergraduate, Daniel interned with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and became a University Innovation Fellow. After graduating in 2015, Daniel spent two years as a Pilot & Test Engineer for Bluefin Robotics' Bluefin-21 unmanned underwater vehicles in Boston. Daniel spent the following three years in San Diego as a Contractor for the Navy contributing to mechanical engineering R & D for maritime systems. Daniel recently started his Masters studies in Exploration Science at The University of Miami RSMAS. Daniel created Seaworthy Collective in early 2020, channeling his passion, network, and wealth of industry knowledge to help empower a community of current and aspiring ocean innovators and entrepreneurs.
Global Outreach Director
Sierra Phillips is a Dive Master, DSD Instructor, National Geographic Educator, and Marine Mammal Conservationist out of California. She has been involved with ocean conservation projects since childhood and has run ocean conservation programs in Hawaii, Solomon Islands, and Thailand. Since 2016 Sierra has been a United Nations Delegate, speaking at the CSW and other UN related conferences on topics related to Sex Education, Refugees, Preservation of Indigenous Cultures, and Environmental Conservation. Sierra is now a M.P.S. Exploration Science student at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. She hopes to continue her work with marine biomedical robotics and shark conservation.
Director of Operations
Marty Chilcote is originally from Oklahoma and has a background in sales, management, and customer service. He moved to the Southeast United States in 2018 to follow his passion for the ocean and study marine science. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Miami - RSMAS and works as the Community Relations Director and Brand Ambassador for Seaworthy Collective. He enjoys scuba diving, studying marine ecology, and sunny days on the water.
Community Relations Director
Giuliana Vomero is a marine biologist who aspires to play a role in coastal zone management, identifying and developing collaborative solutions for the different challenges coastal communities are facing. Since she was a teenager, she has been around the Atlantic Ocean by the Uruguayan coast, wondering about the dynamics between communities and the ocean. She received her bachelors degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC) with an enriching exchange experience at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. As a student she gathered experience on environmental consultancy, wetland studies and small-scale fishermen communities.
After graduation, she worked at CoLab UC: a social innovation lab for the sustainability of Chilean small-scale fisheries. As a project assistant, she collaborated with small-scale fishermen designing a sustainable business model for seaweed extraction, while also co-developing innovative solutions to improve their interaction with sea lions. Now, Giuliana joined Seaworthy Collective to further our mission inspiring and empowering the next generation of sea change makers as community relations director.