MAISRC Staff

becca

Becca Nash is the Associate Director of the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. She has been with the Center since 2012 and oversees operations, manages budgets, directs communications, and serves as a liaison to the public.  

Previously, she was a project manager for the Trust for Public Land and coordinated research studies at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Becca holds a degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota and tries her hand at fly-fishing in her free time.

megan

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

pat

Pat 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.

christine


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