Eloisa Esparza is a Forensic Scientist IV Breath Testing Technical Supervisor with the Texas Department of Public Safety and has been employed with Texas DPS since October 2007. She started her career with the Department as a Controlled Substance analyst in Tyler after graduating from Sam Houston State University with a degree in chemistry. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Yale University. In June 2012 she was certified to conduct blood alcohol testing in addition to controlled substance testing.
In November 2014 she made the transition to the Breath Alcohol Laboratory and with it a relocation to Waco where she was born and raised. She has served on the DPS Controlled Substance Advisory Board and currently serves as chair of the Breath Alcohol Advisory Board. She has been a member of the Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (SWAFS) since 2009 and served as a Board of Directors member, on the Membership Committee, and on the Scholarship Committee for that organization. Eloisa currently serves on the Professional Conduct Committee for SWAFS. She’s a member of the International Association for Chemical Testing, serving on the Publications Committee. As Treasurer of the Alcohol Testing Alliance for the last two years, she has worked on gaining tax exempt status for the organization.
Outside of DPS, Eloisa is the Education Chair advisor for the Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Baylor University and has served on the Vanguard Alumni Council of Visitors since its inception as representative of the class of 1998.
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