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Aquatic Invasives Strike Force: Crew

2019 Crew Biographies

A person standing on a grass field posing for the cameraDescription automatically generatedKathleen Bezik

Kathleen graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She is fascinated with aquatic and marine environments and the dynamic relationships among species. Kathleen thrives in challenging environments with a curiosity that drives an adventurous and scientific approach. From diving with sharks throughout the year as a dive volunteer at Adventure Aquarium to diving shipwrecks off the coast of New Jersey, Kathleen is in constant search of what the underwater world hides. She hopes to pursue a career in Ecology and Conservation and is excited for the opportunity to serve as an Aquatic Invasives Strike Force crew member for the NY NJ Trail Conference Conservation Corp.




Erin Carrus

Erin is working on a bachelor’s degree at Thomas More University where she is studying Mathematics, English, and Environmental Science. As a nature nerd, she loves being outside, learning more about all that the earth encompasses, and experiencing the admirable aspects as much and as often as possible. Aquatic ecology is her main interest of research and what she has been drawn to in her past field work. Her other hobbies include teaching yoga and reading goofy jokes probably intended for children.


Katie Kearney

Katie graduated The College of New Jersey in 2018 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies. She hopes to go back to school in the future to obtain a masters in conservation biology to continue ecological research. In her spare time, Katie likes to hike with her dogs and spend time on the water as well as make jewelry.


 Angela DeSapio