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Jessica McGinnis

Operations Associate


Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans


Jessica is an Operations Associate at the Education and Outreach Center on Anna Maria Pier. Her main focus is animal husbandry, outreach, and retail. Jessica’s passion is working with sea turtles, in fact, she was a Sea Turtle Rehabilitation intern and a Sea Turtle Patrol volunteer at Mote. She has worked with The Florida Aquarium, Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, and The North Florida Wildlife Center. Jessica is passionate about protecting the ocean by giving back and promoting wildlife conservation through inspiring environmental stewardship. She seek’s to be part of something bigger by playing a key role in the preservation of our oceans through science, education, and advocacy. Some of her favorite hobbies are going to the beach, scuba diving, playing soccer, and traveling!


B.S. in Biology