(Key West, FL) – February 19, 2023

Reef Relief is excited to announce the hiring of our newest staff member Alicia Manfroy, Program Coordinator. Alicia will lead Reef Relief’s fundraising efforts as well as our community campaigns and volunteer programs. Reef Relief is excited to welcome Alicia and her experience to the organization. 

Alicia Manfroy was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended Santa Clara University and completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. During and shortly after graduating, Alicia completed several environmental internships including with Stanford University’s Conservation Program, Valley Water, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, and Mote Marine Laboratory. Alicia’s love for the Florida Keys began at a young age while visiting family each year. Year after year she watched the endemic ecosystems, she loved to become more and more degraded. Alicia moved full time to the Florida Keys in 2019 to work in coral restoration at Mote Marine Laboratory. During her time at Mote, Alicia worked as a Staff Biologist in the Coral Restoration and Grazers programs, coordinated administration and housing, and worked with the media and public to share Mote’s research. You can see her on shows like Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and read her publications in Peer J, Coral Reefs, and Frontiers in Marine Science. Outside of her work with Mote, Alicia continued to give back to her community by working as a Community Coordinator and Restoration Coordinator for Coastlove, an Education Manager at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, as a marine science educator at local resorts, a radio host, and a yoga teacher.  Alicia is looking forward to continuing her vocation for environmental stewardship at Reef Relief as the Program Coordinator.

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