Brigitta Gunawan

Brigitta Gunawan is an ocean-climate advocate who strives to connect communities through science, education, and storytelling. She is a National Geographic Young Explorer, Global Citizen Youth Leader Awardee, Ocean Awards Young Initiative Winner, and 30 Under 30 for Environmental Education. 

At 17, she founded 30x30 Indonesia through the OceanEcho Fellowship, a creative campaign providing hands-on opportunities through bottom-up policy advocacy. She drives community engagement to prioritize MPAs and support the global goal of protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030, impacting +1,500 people in +90 locations leading up to its adoption at the G20 Bali Leaders Declaration and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15).

During her time at EarthEcho's Youth Leadership Council, she has shared her story at the UN Ocean Conference, the Asia Parks Congress, and the Global Citizen NOW Summit where she spoke on a panel with UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson. She also delivered a speech to +2800 people upon being introduced by the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson. Beyond this, she is a scientific diver keen to strengthen intersectional social impact for a more inspiring and engaging ocean through Diverseas, a 360° VR asset for immersive ocean literacy.