Tasha Murray, B.Sc, M.S.T.
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Tasha holds a B.Sc. (Ecology & Environmental Biology) from Thompson River University and a M.S.T. (Masters of Science in Teaching) from Portland State University. Her research involved the assessment of student learning, environmental education programs and science curricula, using a diversity of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Tasha has been involved in conservation in the Pacific Northwest for over fifteen years and has worked extensively to manage invasive plants. She previously worked as the coordinator of the Vancouver Aquarium's River Works program, an aquatic stewardship initiative focused on volunteer-based restoration projects. She has worked for the ISCMV since 2008. As the Executive Director she is currently leading the ISCMV team. Her passions at the ISCMV are the outreach & education program and running behind-the-scenes of the society.
She lives in Burnaby with her family on a small acreage with a large garden, chickens and plenty of invasive plants to tackle. Tasha also volunteers on the local elementary school PAC, Girl Guides of Canada and BlockWatch.
Isabel Gasior, B.Sc.
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Isabel Gasior started working with the Invasive Species Council in 2015 after graduating from the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Diploma program at BCIT. She started off as a Crew Member, and grew with the organization, becoming a Coordinator in 2017. She took a year off to return to school, attending Royal Roads University to complete her B.Sc in Environmental Science. During this time she participated in a research project collecting and analyzing garden soils to determine metal concentrations and uptake by vegetation. In April 2019, Isabel returned to work for the ISCMV as Project Manager. When she is not in the field visiting sites or collecting invasive plant inventories, Isabel balances managing projects, meeting with partners, organizing stewardship events and planning special events, such as the infamous Invasive Species Cook-off, all while answering public inquiries about invasive species in the Lower Mainland. Her passion for conservation of local ecosystems is why she is dedicated to fighting invasive species, the second greatest threat to biodiversity worldwide!
Isabel was born and raised in Burnaby, but has lived in Whistler, Kelowna, Brisbane and Victoria in the last 7 years. She has a love for travel, but always seems to come back to the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, you can find Isabel outdoors hiking, skiing, and camping.