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Jessica Rhodes

Guest Services Manager


Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans



Pursuing her dream of being a professional beach bum, Jessica moved from Virginia to the Sunshine State after graduating college. In the spring of 2015 she joined Mote’s team as an animal husbandry and training intern. Later in 2020, she returned as a staff member where she focused on enhancing guest experiences through a leadership role. In 2023 she served as the Manager of Mote’s newest campus on Anna Maria City Pier. Currently, she has expanded her role with guest experiences to now include being the Manager of Guest Services for both Anna Maria and the main campus on City Island, Sarasota.


B.S. Marine Science, Coastal Carolina University

Aquarium Employee of the Quarter; 1st quarter of 2023