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

Megan Weber is an Extension Educator at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and University of Minnesota Extension. Megan's work focuses on the development and delivery of AIS education, volunteer, and citizen science programs that work towards solutions to aquatic invasive species problems. A native Minnesotan, Megan studied marine biology in California and received her B.S. from University of California Santa Cruz and her M.S. in environmental studies from San Jose State University. Click here for more information about the AIS Detectors program.

patPat Mulcahy is the Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator with the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and University of Minnesota Extension. Pat's work includes developing and administering educational programs focused on aquatic invasive species and managing the volunteer experience for AIS Detectors. He holds an M.S. in Applied Marine and Watershed Science from California State University, Monterey Bay and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.