Princeton senior Sell receives Mitchell Scholarship to study in Ireland
Princeton University senior Ellie Sell has been named a George J. Mitchell Scholar to study gender, sexuality and culture at University College Dublin. Twelve Mitchell Scholarships were awarded to students nationwide by the nonprofit U.S.-Ireland Alliance based in Washington, D.C.
A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Sell is a chemistry major who plans to pursue a medical degree. Sell hopes to use the time in Ireland to build an academic foundation in gender studies and queer theory that will be valuable as a physician and researcher.
"These fields have been and will continue to be invaluably important to the continued evolution of medicine in the United States," Sell said. "I hope to investigate the ways in which gender as a social construction shapes forces that influence not only patient outcomes but also how patients move through the health-care system. Having a background in gender, sexuality and culture will allow me to bring gender studies and queer theory into my medical career and future academic research."
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