Meet Daniel Kleinman: Empowering a new wave of Change Makers | Wave Makers

November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving from Wave Makers!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Wave Makers! Grateful you’re tuning and hope you’ll enjoy hearing host Tamara Kahn speaking with Daniel Kleinman of Seaworthy Collective.  On this episode Daniel talks about his experience in the ocean technology and robotics space and seeing the barriers to entry for entrepreneurs as well as the lack of funding for ocean innovation. Facing all this firsthand inspired him to start Seaworthy Collective and the nonprofit Seaworthy Foundation. Seaworthy empowers Sea Change Makers to help solve ocean challenges through diverse and effective innovation and really allows for democratizing these efforts, as that’s what is needed to really have some impact.  The approach the group takes is unique in its focus on the people who are behind the innovations and the focus on community building and education efforts.  Hope you will enjoy the show and pick up on the passion and ingenuity this Wave Maker brings to the industry. 

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Daniel Kleinman
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Tamara Kahn

Before diving into promoting the incredible innovations of the ocean and water industry, Tamara spent a decade ocean bound for weeks at a time, working with state-of-the-art geophysical sensors in some of the most challenging environments, the salty depths of the world’s oceans. She enjoyed managing projects with advanced technology and collaborating with a diverse workforce and clientele, but her international travels made her witness to some of the worst challenges facing humanity, from ocean pollution to water scarcity. She resolved to pivot her career into sustainability and ecological resilience. Since earning a Masters of Advanced Studies in Climate Science and Policy from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Tamara develops and facilitates programs that enable STEM students, researchers, policymakers, government officials and tech companies to form mutually beneficial partnerships, innovating and collaborating internationally towards sustainable solutions. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and contributes technical knowledge along with expertise in strategic collaboration and a zest for innovative thinking. Tamara is most happy near a body of water, relishes any chance to SCUBA and loves learning new languages and cultures.