Elizabeth (Ely) Plasencia
Ely was born in San Antonio, Cuba, and relocated with her family to Miami, FL when she was three years old. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida in 2013 with Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry which was awarded cum laude. During medical school at the University of Florida, Ely maintained an excellent academic record while also serving first as Public Health Chair, then as President of UF’s chapter of the Hispanic American Medical Student Association and volunteering as an authorized medical interpreter for Spanish at Shands Hospital. She was an officer for the Equal Access Clinic, and participated in two medical outreach trips to the Dominican Republic, through which she completed a research project entitled “The Impact of Education on Cervical Cancer Screening at Centro Medico Asistencial Casa Hogar Del Campasino, Cusco, Peru.” She also co-authored a textbook chapter entitled “Uterine Fibroids and Infertility.” Ely enjoys running, weightlifting, outdoor activities, movies, gardening, and travel.