Meet the Women of Mote

This year, we are celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of  Mote’s founding director, Dr. Eugenie Clark. Thanks to her amazing legacy, many women have followed in her wake. This fall, we introduce you to the marine science educators, researchers, and ocean explorers that we call "The Women of Mote".  You’ll learn about their journeys, career challenges, and their incredible accomplishments impacting marine environments in our own backyard and around the globe. We hope you'll join us- and find yourself inspired- as we celebrate these talented and pioneering women during the second season of Women of Mote. The three-part series will include two virtual events, and one hybrid event held in the WAVE Center at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium while being broadcast to our virtual audience.


Trailblazing Mentors

*Virtual & Live Program*

October 7, 2022
5:30 PM Courtyard Reception
7:00 PM Panel Discussion




    Aly Busse 

    Associate Vice President for Education




   Elaina Wheaton 

    Director of Education




   Dr. Erinn Muller 

    Associate Vice President for Research
Program Manager for Coral Health & Disease
Senior Scientist


   Dr. Sara Williams 

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Coral Health & Disease





Ocean Crusaders

*Virtual Program*

September 14, 2022 at 4:00 PM


    Dr. Beth Brady

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Manatee Research




   Lynne Byrd

    Rehabilitation and Medical Care Coordinator
    Mote's Rehabilitation Hospital



   Amanda Felix

    Mote Aquarium Biologist III





Fearless Investigators 

*Virtual Program*

September 21, 2022 at 4:00 PM


   Valerie Hagan

    Staff Biologist
    Sharks & Rays Conservation Research



   Dr. Cynthia Heil

    Director of the Red Tide Institute
    Manager of Mote's HAB Mitigation & Ecology




   Dr. Catherine Walsh

    Associate Vice President for Research
    Senior Scientist
    Program Manager, Marine Immunology






A Special Thank You to our Sponsors


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Miss last year's awe-inspiring stories? Check them out below!

Mote's Fearless Women 2021:

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Mote's Coral Crusaders 2021:

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Mote's Women Trailblazers 2021:

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