Danni WashingtonAt Large Board Member
Danni Washington is a TV host and science communicator who is also the first African-American woman to host her own nationally syndicated science television series. Most recently, Danni was featured as a correspondent during the first season of Mission Unstoppable, which aired weekly on CBS with host Miranda Cosgrove.
Danni has also hosted a variety of other STEM productions including Xploration Nature Knows Best on FOX, Science the $#!* Out Of It for Facebook Watch, Untamed Science for Pearson Publishing and Ocean GEMS. In 2017, Danni was selected as one of the 10 young rising innovators who was profiled in CA Technologies #STEM10 initiative alongside artist Jaden Smith, YouTube Star Dianna Cowern (Physics Girl) and other rising stars in the field. Danni also served as the 2018 spokesperson of the nation’s largest celebration of STEM at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Miami with a B.Sc. degree in Marine Science & Biology. Danni co-founded Big Blue & You at 21 years old in order to educate youth in her local Miami community about ocean conservation using arts and media. She’s also known as the original Mocha Mermaid, co-creator of Sea Youth Rise Up initiative, an inspirational speaker, and a passionate marine conservation advocate.