College of Arts and Sciences



LINKS Fellows spend two years working with WFIS Educators, SJU Faculty and School District of Philadelphia teachers to implement a hands-on-science curriculum for grades 1st through 5th.  In addition, Fellows work to complete a Master's Degree in Biology and Master's thesis research.

Meet our class of 2015 Fellows:




Joseph Boland, M.S. Candidate, Biology

Temple University
Research Focus: Evoluntionary Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics
Other Interest: Outside of school I enjoy biking, flims, and music.


Tony Croasdale, M.S. Candidate, Biology

Undergraduate: Temple University
Research Interest:  Insect population in invasive shrub monocultures
Other Interest: Environmetnal education, bird watching, leading birding tours, bicyling, firearms marksmanship, hunting, field biology, gardening, survivalism, and music.
Tony Croasdale


Nelson Melendez, M.S. Candidate, Biology

Undergraduate:  Drew University
Research Interest: Conservation of endangered turtle species
Other Interest: Aside from my interest in wildlife, I love working out and swimming.  I also enjoy the outdoors and nature walks.
Sarah Moss, M.S. Candidate, Biology

Undergraduate:  Siena College
Research Interest:  Her research focuses on diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) found in estuaries surrounding Barnegat Bay and Long Beach Island NJ.  Females prefer to nest in areas of little vegetation and direct sunlight typically associated with disrupted sites or residential areas. The increase in human populations along the New Jersey Shore especially during the summer months coincides with terrapin nesting season and may significantly impact the nesting ecology of diamondback terrapins
Other Interest: Sarah hopes to pursue a career in wildlife conservation and management.
Sarah Moss