Miami-Dade County


County Extension Agent


As the Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent for Miami-Dade County, Ana focuses on programming that is audience-specific and addresses the needs of the marine and coastal stakeholders. Ana holds a Master of Professional Science degree in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami. 

Previously, she worked at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program and Biscayne National Park (BNP). Ana is an avid scuba diver and salsa dancer, and enjoys traveling, cuddling with her dog, and diving during every good weather opportunity.

Miami-Dade County Extension Programming

Miami-Dade County’s population of 2.7 million people results in direct and indirect affects to the marine and coastal resources that border its coast. Ana’s Extension programming is geared towards the individuals that rely upon these resources for their livelihood or recreation. Specifically, Ana works with scuba divers, boaters, fisherman, and natural resource managers. 

She coordinates the citizen science program Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch in Miami-Dade County, as well as teaches Mangrove Trimming Education for Landscapers and Arborists, and Florida Master Naturalist Program courses. “The most fun part of my job is that it’s different every day. It affords me the opportunity to get into the field either doing research or restoration activities or engaging ocean stakeholders. I love communicating science and seeing it resonate with clients”. -Ana Zangroniz

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