Audra received an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, FL where her research focused on manatee biochemical studies. After graduating from USF in 2002, she worked for a local research and development company exploring the use of gas hydrates to desalinate seawater, separate gases and decontaminate wastewater. In 2013, she joined the Hemophilia Alliance Foundation and the Hemophilia Alliance as their administrator. She also assisted The Alliance Pharmacy in managing their patient assistance program. Recently she worked for a local non-profit, Clothes To Kids, which gives a week’s worth of clothing to children in need or crisis. She is now the Executive Administrative Specialist at the Florida Flood Hub for Applied Research and Innovation. Audra has lived in St. Petersburg since 1990 when she made the trip from New York to start graduate school at USF. She is a 15-year member and president of the GFWC St. Petersburg Junior Woman’s Club. She enjoys community service with the members of St. Pete Juniors, spending time with her family and she always has a variety of craft projects in the works.