Annie Brett is an André Hoffman Fellow at Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions and a Fellow at the World Economic Forum Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution through a partnership between Stanford COS and the World Economic Forum. Annie received a B.A. from Harvard University and a JD/PhD from the University of Miami. Her doctoral research focused on how emerging environmental technologies can be effectively used to inform policy-making given scientific and legal constraints, using citizen science and autonomous underwater vehicles as case studies.
Prior to her PhD, Annie spearheaded international ocean conservation initiatives for David Rockefeller Jr. and acted as the captain of a sailing research vessel that operated extensively throughout the Pacific Ocean. She has been recognized as the youngest female captain in the Pacific region and received numerous academic and governmental awards for her research and work on ocean conservation policies.