Vice President, Board of Directors
Areas of Expertise
Tricia received her Bachelor's Degree at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is a real estate agent for Intracoastal Real Estate.
She has spearheaded fundraising events since Plastic Ocean Project's inception and is responsible for successfully meeting the financial demands necessary to join Algalita Marine Research Foundation sail across the North Pacific in 2009, collaborate with Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences North Atlantic cruise in 2009, sail across the South Atlantic in 2010 with 5 Gyres Institute, and annual North Atlantic cruises 700 miles off the coast of North Carolina. She lines up venues for our What Goes Around, Comes Around science through art installation that is currently on tour across the United States and organizes speaking events for POP, Inc. to people of all ages and grade levels. Tricia also helps manage our social media including Plastic Ocean Project's Facebook and Instagram.
Backpacking around the world in some of the more remote places on the planet, Monteleone photographed rivers and beaches spoiled by marine litter. Everywhere she went she was confronted by plastic pollution even in the most beautiful and underpopulated locales. Monteleone has shared detailed accounts on the problems with plastics on the terra ferma in distant regions of the world that only fuels her commitment to POP, Inc. She believes it is from the same brilliant ingenuity that created plastics that will help us come up with solutions to plastic marine pollution.