Community Relations & Communications
Community Events Coordinator
Haley Burleson is the Community Events Coordinator at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration on Summerland Key in the Florida Keys. She received her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from Old Dominion University in 2016 and completed a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership through the University of Florida in 2020.
Haley has an extensive background in fisheries research, which is how she began with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in 2018—as a Fisheries Research Technician. Now, She is responsible for supporting the communications and development activities for Mote in the Florida Keys and the institutional goals of promoting Mote’s research, generating attendance for Mote’s public exhibits, education programs and events, and supporting fundraising efforts while also enhancing the institution's reputation, integrity, and partnerships. Haley also manages the social media pages for Mote’s International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration, @ProtectOurReefs.
B.S. in Biology from Old Dominion University
M.S. in Nonprofit Management from University of Florida