About Kaitlyn

As Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Kaitlyn Fusco is responsible for the strategic planning for Mote’s overall marketing and communications strategy. This includes working with Communications Coordinators Sean Stover and Olivia Cameron to write press releases and coordinate media inquiries with local, regional and national outlets to continually raise awareness for Mote research, education and conservation programs. Kaitlyn is also responsible for Mote’s paid marketing strategy.

Kaitlyn is an award-winning writer with a strong interest in marine life and conservation. It is her goal to use her skills to leave a positive impact on the world. She is skilled at distilling complex scientific information for public benefit, and also writing with creativity and verve.

Kaitlyn rejoined Mote’s Community Relations & Communications team in March 2023. She previously held the role of Public Relations Manager from 2015-2017. Her time at Mote ended sooner than she had hoped due to a necessary relocation for her husband’s medical school training. She is thrilled her husband has now completed training, and she is overjoyed to rejoin her Mote family.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Central Florida. Most recently, she served as Associate Publisher of Central Florida Lifestyle publications and Communications Manager at The Florida Aquarium.


Email: kfusco@mote.org

Articles by Kaitlyn

Progress being made in planning for Buffett’s future

We would like to provide an update on the status of Buffett, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s resident Florida manatee, and provide some insight into the decisions being made in regard to his current and future care. Mote continues to believe strongly that it is in Buffett’s best interest...

Give back this #GivingTuesday

In honor of #GivingTuesday — today, Dec. 1 — Mote Marine Lab is excited to share some of the ways we give back to the sea, along with ideas for how the public can help throughout this season of giving. Giving Tuesday started in 2012 through a partnership between the United Nations Foundation...

Mote’s 38th Annual Run for the Turtles a huge success

Today, Mote Marine Laboratory’s 38th Annual Run for the Turtles hosted nearly 1,000 runners, both on Siesta Key Beach for the 1-mile fun run and Manasota Track Club-sanctioned 5k, and across the globe with the virtual run. All three run types brought a variety of participants. The 38th Annual...

Mote to provide critical aid as NOAA clears the way for potential rescue of endangered smalltooth sawfish affected by an ongoing mortality event in South Florida

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is providing a critical role for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in their response effort to address smalltooth sawfish erratic behavior and mortality in the Florida Keys. Over...

July 7-9: Lionfish Derby off Sarasota

Join Mote Marine Laboratory for the fourth annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby, which invites scuba divers to compete for more than $3,500 in cash prizes by netting or spearing lionfish in an effort to control the spread of this invasive species. The derby will take place from July 7-9 with its home base...