Mr. Woodring is the founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance, a non-profit organization which is focused on bringing innovative solutions, technology, collaborations and policy together to impact positive improvements for the health of the ocean. Two of their programs were launched at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2010 in order to bring about international opportunities for plastic pollution reduction. In 2011, he co-authored the UNEP’s Yearbook chapter on the danger of plastic in the ocean. He is also the founder of Plasticity at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, a one-day business conference focused on the future of plastic in terms of solutions, innovations, and opportunities, which has since also been held in Hong Kong at the Asia Society. He has a dual masters degree from The Wharton School (MBA) and Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been nominated for Global Open Water Swimmer of the Year due to his contributions to the sport in Asia and the environment.