Elva Manquera-DeShields, MS
SCIENCE COMMUNICATION, OUTREACH, AND DEI MANAGER Elva joined KBO in December 2021. She works closely with the KBO team to communicate their work across social media platforms, websites, and news outlets. She leads outreach projects involving the local and international community with bird conservation. Elva helps lead KBO’s DEI mission internally and with our partners.
Elva received her Bachelors of Science in Zoology from Oregon State University in 2012. where she became passionate about conservation during her work with amphibian diseases. She got her Master’s of Science from Southern Oregon University in Environmental Education. During her masters, Elva interned at KBO helping to organize the 2018 and 2019 Wings and Wine Gala. Before returning to KBO she was the program manager of another local nonprofit.