Communications Coordinator


PO Box 110400
Gainesville, FL  32611-0400
(352) 294-0760



To develop content and products that engage diverse audiences and increase their knowledge of coastal and marine issues. Audiences include decision makers, resource managers, media, coastal residents, the scientific community and students.

Contribute to the changing needs of Florida Sea Grant in support of its education, communications and extension needs, and incorporate new media products and changing technologies as appropriate.



Rhett has been part of the Sea Grant network since 2011, he assisted Oregon Sea Grant with communications as a graduate student. Since then, he has worked at National Geographic as an assistant researcher, North Carolina Sea Grant as a science writer, and Michigan Sea Grant as communications program leader.

In 2019, he joined Florida Sea Grant as communications coordinator to apply what I have learned about science communications and the Sea Grant network to coastal issues affecting his home state.


MS, Marine Resource Management, Oregon State University

BA, English, University of North Florida