Elsa is a natural leader with a multi-talent applied in science, entrepreneurship and advocacy. Navigating the space between science & technology, policy & advocacy and entrepreneurship.
Elsa is a scientist by trade and by dedication, she is an entrepreneur and advocate. Through her tenacious quest for success and learning, she achieved the highest level of academic qualification by successfully completing a Ph.D. in Infectious Disease and Global Health. Through her results-driven leadership, she co-founded a community interest company that operated at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester. Over the course of 4 years, it recruited over 24 Ph.D., masters and undergraduates, organized 17 high-quality events with more than 1,000 registrations, and registered an 80% attendance. She is a challenger of traditional methods & the status quo with extensive public speaking experience on high-level panels as she was selected as one of European Commission young leaders 2016. From the age of 16, she has worked with organizations such as UNICEF, WHO & IOM engaging with communities. In 2015, she was awarded the “Queen’s Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa” after deploying to Guinea with the WHO for 6 weeks during the biggest Ebola outbreak in West Africa. She advocates on all things: youth empowerment, equality, diversity, and sustainability framed under the Sustainable Development Goals.