Lili Steel ’23

Lili is concentrating in General Biology with plans to take a gap year after graduation before starting medical school.  She would love to use that year to travel and apply her love of global health; she is also contemplating completing a Master’s in Public Health during that time.  Around Ithaca, she volunteers for the Southern Tier AIDS program. On-campus, she loves working at Temple of Zeus Café and is a student employee of Taverna Banfi, and TA’s for BIOG 1445.  Lili is a Biological Sciences and Nutrition double major, and conducts research in the Finkelstein Lab studying how vitamin B-12 intersects with infectious disease, maternal health, and global health.  For fun, she enjoys cooking, hiking, going to the beach, spending time at the gorges, and walking around campus.  Her favorite class at Cornell has been PAM 2450: The US Healthcare System, because it changed her perspective on health administration and helped her explore inequities in medicine.  In previous summers, she was involved with the Cornell Global Service Learning partnership with Swami Vivkananda Youth Movement in Mysore, India, working on COVID-19 surveillance data.  Lili spent the past summer in Boston, where she worked in two labs, one at Boston University and the other at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Lili is looking forward to a (hopefully) in-person BioFest this school year!

College: CALS

Tutoring: BIOG 1440, BIOG 1445, BIOG 1500, AEM 2100

Email: lbs226 [at]