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30/30 Daniell Washington
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Age: 29
Founder: The Big Blue & You
Caribbean Heritage: Jamaica
Location: Florida

Miami native with Jamaican roots, Danni Washington is passionate about our oceans and science communications.  In 2008, she graduated from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science with a B.Sc. in Marine Science/Biology. That same year, she and her mother, Michelle Swaby-Smith co-founded The Big Blue & You - A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through the arts and media. BB&Y hosted their 5th Annual ArtSea Festival for South Florida kids and their families at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami. This festival is a fun-filled celebration of the ocean featuring UM Ocean Kids marine science activities, local artists creating recycled art plus health & wellness activities. Danni has nearly 8 years of experience as an on-camera personality with Untamed Science,  Ocean GEMS and other types of science media. Danni co-starred with Jaden Smith in the official educational outreach video for the theatrical film After Earth starring Jaden and his dad, Will Smith.

Currently, Danni is the host of Xploration Station - Nature Knows Best which showcases biomimicry in modern technology and innovative design. The show is set to air on FOX syndicated channels across the nation in September 2016. Danni believes that water is LIFE and the ocean connects us all on a deep level. She has a resounding appreciation for the arts and seeks any creative outlet she can use to express her love of the sea. Danni is an avid scuba diver, stand-up paddle boarding enthusiast, yogi and overall lover of the outdoors, ALWAYS ready for an adventure.

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EVENTS 2019 

This is a calendar of events in the DC Metro Area unless otherwise specified:

JUNE 1       
A Taste of the Caribbean 
Sisters in Arms Empowerment Movement Conference

Voice & Verse (Coral Springs)         

JUNE 3-7     
Caribbean American Legislative Week begins (Census 2020: OnlineConference Call) 

JUNE  5-6     
Caribbean American Legislative Forum/Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

JUNE 6-11  
Caribbean Reel - 19th Annual DC Caribbean Film Festival

JUNE  7   
Ignite Caribbean: 30 Under 30 Emerging Leaders Awards  & Forum 

JUNE  8      
World Oceans Day. Become a Caribbean SEA FAN and Celebrate World Oceans Day!

Salute to Hollywood & Excellence (Los Angeles)

JUNE 18     
Census 2020 Summit 

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