Graciela Garcia-Moliner has been scientist with the Caribbean Fishery Management Council in Puerto Rico for the past 20 years. Graciela works with fishers, government officials and scientists to develop management plans for the fishery resources of the US Caribbean. She helps coordinate the biological, environmental, social and economic information that is used to evaluate the fisheries and interacts with managers to develop fishery management strategies. Graciela is also involved in describing the fish communities associated with the deep water snapper fisheries, including describing new species.
Graciela Garcia-Moliner graduated from Bennington College with a BA in genetics and medieval history. She has an MS (studied sex change and social interactions in the red hind), attended the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island and completed her PhD in Biological Oceanography (satellite remote sensing) at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez- Department of Marine Sciences.