Jeffrey Mangel is from New York, USA and has worked with ProDelphinus since 2003 as the Scientific Director. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Facultad de Biologia Marina at Universidad Cientifica del Sur and an Associate Researcher with the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at the University of Exeter. Jeff received a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Exeter in 2012. He also has a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University (2003) and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science (1997).
Prior to his work with ProDelphinus he was based in Hawaii where he participated in numerous research and conservation projects including studies of hawksbill turtles, monk seals, and coral reef ecology and seabird conservation. He also worked on a number of sea turtle nesting beach projects in Costa Rica, Suriname and Palau. In 2003 Jeff was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to work with ProDelphinus to study marine otters in southern Peru. In 2005 Jeff worked for the NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office as a Resource Management Liaison. He now resides in Lima where he works full time with ProDelphinus.