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Elsie Ikpot

Elsie Ikpot

House Fellow
Public Health Fellow, Gannett Health Services
Skorton Center for Health Initiatives

Elsie is a Public Health Fellow at the Gannett Health Services Skorton Center for Health Initiatives. She graduated from Cornell University in 2015, the sesquicentennial year, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Society and double minors in Global Health and Nutrition & Health. During her time as an undergraduate student, she lived here in Becker for three years where she served as an active citizen for two consecutive years. Elsie then went on to complete a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Health Studies under Cornell University’s Division of Nutritional Sciences in May of 2016. Through this program she learned and mastered transferable clinical, academic, social, and professional skills.

Elsie has travelled to Ibadan, Nigeria as a Fulbright Scholar through the Yoruba Group Projects Abroad, to Moshi, Tanzania through the Cornell Global Health Summer Program, and to Petersfield, Jamaica three times through the Carl Becker House Jamaica Spring Break course. These experiences have helped to deepen and broaden her cultural competency, critical thinking, empathy, and knowledge of global contexts. As a Public Health Fellow she will be involved in public health and research initiatives surrounding sexual assault, alcohol awareness, hazing, and mental health. She plans on earning an MD/MPH focusing on global public health for women, children, and teenagers. 

Elsie is an extroverted introvert who loves playing jazz and classical music on her alto saxophone, tutoring students in math and science, learning languages such as Yoruba, Swahili, Spanish, & American Sign Language, and spending quality time with close friends and family. Additionally she enjoys watching Law & Order SVU marathons and Nollywood films.