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Amber Bankes

Research Operations Manager

Sponsored Programs Office

Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans


Amber is a lifetime resident of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, with a strong knowledge and passion for the local waterways and marine life. You can likely find her on the water every weekend!

Before deciding to follow her dreams and becoming a part of Mote’s Research Team, Amber spent many years in grant accounting and office supervision, with local agencies. She is excited to be a part of our Sponsored Programs Office and is most excited about the Red Tide Initiative Project, as the cause is very important to her and to our community.