We are excited to welcome Allison Moran to the REEF team! Allison started in July 2019 and is based at REEF Headquarters as Operations Manager. Her primary roles at REEF will involve supporting critical project and facility management and day-to-day business functions such as maintaining financial records and overseeing REEF's online and physical store. She will also assist with education and outreach programs and events. Read on to learn more about Allison, and you can read the bios of all of our staff on our Staff Bio page. Our staff, together with our amazing volunteers and supporters, ensure that our critical marine conservation work can happen.

Allison Moran grew up in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, along the Jersey Shore, and spent summers on the Gulf coast of Florida. She attended Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. After graduating, Allison worked as a Nature Preserve Ranger at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in Saint Petersburg with a focus in environmental education. Following this, she worked with Sarasota County’s Environmental Protection Division as an Environmental Specialist II, where she worked to minimize impacts to marine resources by reviewing marine construction plans and had opportunities to assist with the Marine Turtle Protection Program by tagging nesting adult female sea turtles. Her passion for marine conservation brought her to REEF, where she is excited to work towards REEF’s mission for many years to come.

Welcome to the REEF team, Allison!