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Jenna Rouse

Animal Care Technician

Mote’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital

Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans


Prior to joining Mote in 2010, Jenna spent 8 years as a marine mammal trainer at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL and at Dolphin Cove in Key Largo, FL. Over time, her interest in marine life became more focused on the rehabilitation and release aspect of the field. She began her marine animal rehabilitation career with the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo, FL. Over the years Jenna has gained experience performing veterinary technician duties with small animals, various species of birds, sea turtles, and marine mammals.


B.S. in Zoology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
A.S. in Veterinary Technology, St. Petersburg College