Elinoar Shavit is an ethnomycologist specializing in mycological and cultural research regarding desert truffes, functional and medicinal mushrooms, and the traditional use of fungi and plants by indigenous people around the world. She is a frequent speaker on these topics in international and domestic conferences and have published numerous research papers and book chapters on these issues. Elinoar is a contributing editor at FUNGI Magazine, past Chairperson of the Medicinal Mushrooms Committee at the North American Mycological Association, and past President of the New York Mycological Society.
Sarah Foltz Jordan
Sarah Foltz Jordan is an ecologist and conservation biologist based in Duluth, MN. She has been teaching wild mushroom ID courses across the Midwest for the past 15 years, with an emphasis on helping people expand the repertoire of mushrooms they can confidently identify and safely eat. Sarah loves how foraging not only provides exceptional nourishment for our bodies, but also connection to place, ecological communities, and endless sources of wonder. She has been part of Mycelium Mysteries since its inception, serving as our advanced identification and edibility expert. In the process, she has learned so much from this community of women, including a pathway of seeing beyond reductionist approaches, towards a more interconnected whole.