Maddie Hayden

Maddie Hayden
Research Outreach Specialist
Skok Hall

2003 Upper Buford Circle
St Paul, MN 55108
United States


Maddie Hayden holds the position of Research Outreach Specialist at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC). In this role, Maddie functions as the crucial link between MAISRC's research endeavors and our valued stakeholders. She plays a pivotal role in facilitating the connection between individuals and groups interested in ongoing research, thereby contributing to the development of evidence-based strategies for managing local Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) challenges.

Furthermore, Maddie offers vital support for outreach and research translation initiatives associated with our ongoing projects. Her extensive background and expertise in the field make her a valuable asset to our team. Prior to joining us, Maddie dedicated more than 12 years of her professional career to the study of freshwater mussels and river ecology.

Her outstanding achievements include spearheading the freshwater mussel propagation program in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR). Notably, Maddie successfully established an aquaculture facility to rear multiple federally endangered mussel species in Lake City, Minnesota. Her expertise in this domain has significantly contributed to the conservation efforts of these precious aquatic species.