Elza Makaradze, is 26 years old Georgian MSc. in Biodiversity and Biology from the Batumi State University. She is a teacher and biologist. BRC has had team members visiting Elza's hometown of Shuamta since 2009 on the migration monitoring site there. After meeting the team Elza's knowledge and appreciation of migratory raptors grew even stronger then it already was. BRC has become a useful platform for Elza through which she can parake in educating Georgians about the unique raptor migration that visits their nation every year.