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

Mote’s resident manatee Hugh passes away

The Mote family is absolutely heartbroken to share that yesterday, April 29, our beloved resident manatee, Hugh, passed away unexpectedly. After Hugh showed a change in his behavior earlier in the day, animal care staff began closely monitoring him. Saturday late afternoon, Hugh suddenly became unresponsive...

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...