Meet the Women of Mote

Women of Mote has been postponed!

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Join us as we once again come together to celebrate another year of groundbreaking work, stories of success, and amazing discoveries by  Mote's dedicated female scientists in our third season of Women of Mote. These incredible women will share their journeys, challenges and incredible accomplishments impacting marine environments in our backyard and around the globe. We hope you'll join us- and find yourself inspired- as we celebrate during this two-part series. It will include one virtual event, and one hybrid event held in the WAVE Center at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium while being broadcast to our virtual audience.


Ocean Crusaders

Virtual Program via Zoom

Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM

   Dr. Sara Williams 

    Staff Scientist
    Coral Health & Disease




   Dr. Jennifer Toyoda

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow




   Lauren Miller

    Senior Aquarium Biologist
    Mammal and Reptile Care, Training and Research







In-Person and Virtual Program via Zoom

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Reception begins at 5:00 p.m., panel discussion begins at 6 p.m.

Join your favorite Women of Mote, friends, and collegues for lite bites and refreshments in Mote's WAVE Center. Immediately following the reception join our panel of Women Trailblazers for their inspiring presentations and Q&A.



   Aly Busse 

    Associate Vice President for Education




   Dr. Cynthia Heil

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






   Dr. Kathryn Flowers  

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Ray Biology and Conservation





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A special thank you to


Interested in sponsoring this amazing series? Contact Jake Siciliano at (941) 388-4441 x131 or at