Noa Gottlieb is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Connect. Ms. Gottlieb is currently a student at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut. From 2020 to 2021, she was a member of the initial cohort of the US Youth Advisory Council for the United Nations Oceans Decade, a diverse group collaborating to further the UN Ocean Decade goals in a way that best served the members in each of their communities with a commitment to inclusion, outreach, and engagement. Ms. Gottlieb was also a co-lead delegate representing the Connecticut chapter of the Ocean Climate Action Platform in lobbying the U.S. Congress to pass the Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act. During the summer between her first and second years of high school, she was an intern at the Girguis Lab for Ecophysiology, Biogeochemistry, and Engineering at Harvard University. In 2022, she was accepted into the University of California San Diego Research Scholar Marine Science Program, taking advanced courses in marine biology, oceanography, and science writing. She also recently obtained her NAUI Scuba Diver/Open Water Diver Certification. At Miss Porter’s, she founded a dance program for area senior citizen centers designed to help seniors maintain their mobility and combat memory loss.