Elpis Joan Chávez
Elpis Joan Chávez is a wildlife biologist whose work focuses on shark ecology. She has worked as a research coordinator and scientific consultant for organizations from Mexico, Costa Rica, and USA, including Turtle Island Restoration Network. Elpis has participated in research projects on spatial ecology of elasmobranches in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. She has an MSc in Wildlife Management from National University of Costa Rica, and a BS in biology from Michoacán University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo.