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Melissa Macarages

Heather JonesExecutive Assistant

PO Box 110400
Gainesville, FL 32611-0400


  • Melissa is the executive assistant to the director and associate director of Florida Sea Grant. She coordinates the logistics of the Florida Sea Grant omnibus proposal and any special national strategic initiative proposals. She organizes, prepares and distributes all calls for proposals, scholarships and fellowships. She assists in organizing and managing the completion of the annual Sea Grant performance report, plan of work and implementation plan. She also assists the fiscal officer and director in completing reports in the NOAA Grants Online system and NIMS, and she maintains budget files for grants awarded to Florida Sea Grant.


  • Associate’s degree, Biology, Santa Fe College, 2002