MAISRC administration


Cori Mattke is MAISRC's Associate Director. Cori has several years of experience in operations, grants administration, outreach, development, and budgeting. She was most recently Associate Director of a Twin Cities-based nonprofit organization and has served on the board of the Minnesota Environmental Fund. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. At MAISRC, Cori is repsonsible for overseeing our RFP and species prioritization process, grant administration and reporting, budgeting, program improvement, and other day-to-day operations. In her free time, Cori is an avid printmaker, knitter, and cook who enjoys spending time with her family outdoors.


Christine Lee is the Communications Specialist for the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. She holds a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Minnesota and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Strategic Communications. She previously worked in nonprofit organizations and specializes in electronic communications, web design, social media, and graphic design.

jay Jay Maher has a background in aquaculture. He has always been fascinated by the way things work and is now steadily employed fixing things that don't.

Extension programs


Megan Weber is an Aquatic Invasive Species Extension Educator and is currently working with MAISRC to develop a new citizen-science AIS Tracker program.  The AIS Trackers program will monitor changes in AIS populations, especially in response to control efforts in order to assess population response and generate data for adaptive management.  Previously, Megan worked for Marrone Bio Innovations as the product development manager for Zequanox, a biopesticide used in invasive mussel control, and at the Santa Clara Valley Water District working on rapid response planning and invasive mussel monitoring.  She holds an MSc in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University and a BS in Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Click here for more information about the AIS Trackers program.

patPat Mulcahy is an Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator for the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and is currently working to develop the AIS Detectors and AIS Trackers programs. Pat has previously worked for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California State Lands Commission, and the Center for Ocean Solutions. He holds an MS in Applied Marine and Watershed Science from California State University, Monterey Bay and a BS in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.