ESP Biography

CHELSEA STEPHENS, Cornell Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering

Major: Biomedical Engineering

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

As a second-year PhD student at Cornell University, I conduct research in a cardiovascular tissue engineering lab, where I study the effects of flow patterns, cell-cell interactions, and matrix stiffness on blood vessel formation. Apart from my research, I enjoy tutoring elementary and middle school students in math and science through outreach programs, stuffing my face with popcorn at the movies, and practicing hot Vinyasa at my favorite yoga studio, Blackbird.

Past Classes

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Reproductive Health and Sex Education in Splash Fall 2018
The goal of this workshop is to empower adolescents to become responsible, consenting individuals. This workshop will include discussion topics such as: general reproductive anatomy and function, health and disease in the context of sexual intercourse, contraception, medical and emotional support services, and gender identity and sexuality in society. By the end of this workshop, students will not only gain a greater sense of personal autonomy and decision-making to address their individual libido and reproductive needs, but also develop increased social awareness on gender identification and sexual preference.