Ivy Baremore graduated from Florida State University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, and then worked as a biological technician for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Panama City Laboratory for 3 years, where she was also field party chief of small boat operations for the Gulf of Mexico Shark Pupping and Nursery survey.
She received her Master’s Degree from University of Florida in 2006 and then returned to NMFS in Panama City, Florida as a fishery observer coordinator, and later transitioned to the role of fishery biologist. Her research focused on commercial and recreational landings and life history biology of shark species in support of stock assessment.
Ivy moved to Belize in 2013 and thus began her role as technical coordinator with MarAlliance. In 2019, she started a part-time PhD with the University of Exeter and transferred to Honduras. She continues to help coordinate and implement research and data analyses and leads deepwater fisheries research in the MesoAmerican Region.