Kasey Burns

Kasey started her journey with Harbor Watch in March of 2017 as a Research Assistant, in 2019 became the Laboratory Director, and in 2022 the Associate Director and Laboratory Director. She is originally from Indiana and has a BS from Purdue University in Fishery and Aquatic Science and a minor in Wildlife Biology. She is responsible for managing the Harbor Watch Laboratory, completing Quality Assurance Testing Protocols, maintaining ample lab supplies, keeping equipment in good working condition, leading undergraduate interns, assisting with sample collection and processing, data entry and analysis, and support of the various education programs.