Kelcie was born and raised in Virgina. She moved to the Florida Keys after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2018 to intern at Reef Relief, a non-profit in Key West focused on marine science education. She was then an intern in Mote's Ocean Acidification lab at the Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration located on Summerland Key. While in the Keys Kelcie has also worked as an Eco-tour Guide and as an Education Assistant at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens. She is currently an Education Specialist at Mote's facility on Summerland Key.
B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2017
We are tremendously thankful that Mote Aquarium will be able to reopen to the public on Saturday, October 1, during normal operating hours (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM), following our closure for preparation and response to Hurricane Ian. Unfortunately, our Sharktoberfest event, which was scheduled for October 1, will be postponed. If you have purchased a ticket, please check your email for more information. Our thoughts and best wishes are with our friends, family, partners and all of those who are continuing to manage recovery efforts. Any additional updates about reopening will be provided via social media: @MoteMarineLab on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.