Academic journal article Human Ecology

Asante Quintana '18 Wins Elsie Van Buren Rice Award in Public Speaking

Academic journal article Human Ecology

Asante Quintana '18 Wins Elsie Van Buren Rice Award in Public Speaking

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Asante Quintana '18, credits an unexpected skill for his public speaking prowess: rapping.

Both rapping and public speaking form a relationship between performer and audience, Quintana explained, requiring the performer to tap into their understanding of the world and communicate it in a way that makes sense to others.

The judges of the Elsie Van Buren Rice Award in Public Speaking agreed. Quintana won the 2017 award for his presentation of research by Professor Patrick Stover, director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, on the impacts of folate deficiency on cell metabolism.

Quintana, a pre-med senior in Human Biology, Health and Society, has been rapping since middle school, and says that even his work in the recording studio--learning to make and produce music--has aided him in the process of research, discovery and dissemination he's learned at Cornell.

"With both, you think about what you want to do, how to implement it, get the results, publish them, and then you have to figure out how to get your research to the public," Quintana said. …

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