Elvis Alves holds degrees from Colgate University and Princeton Theological Seminary. He has taught across grade levels, from middle school to college. Elvis is a published writer and poet. His book, I Am No Battlefield But A Forest Of Trees Growing (2018), was awarded the Jacopone da Todi poetry book prize, sponsored by Franciscan University. His latest book is Blackfish (2022). Other than his tenure in academia, Elvis served as Staff Chaplain at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Elvis enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending quality time with his family.