Chloe Brewer is a sophomore from Kahoka, Missouri. She is a social work student with a minor in women’s and gender studies. Chloe is pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work degree and plans to become a medical social worker.
“Social work is significant in creating change and helping individuals, families, and communities cope and seek solutions to various problems,” Chloe says. “Mizzou’s respected professional social work program is a great option for students looking to advocate for social and economic justice in an essential and ever-growing field.”
In addition to being a student ambassador, Chloe is involved in campus organizations like Mizzou Well-Being Peer Educators, Alpha Phi Omega, and Mizzou Alternative Breaks, which sends Mizzou students across the country to carry out acts of service during their breaks from school. In her free time, Chloe is an avid concertgoer (pre-pandemic of course) who enjoys exploring shops downtown like the Peace Nook and trying any pizza place she can find with her friends!
What made you choose Mizzou?
I chose Mizzou because I felt at home as soon as I stepped foot on campus. Mizzou is a warm, welcoming place with traditions of respect and excellence. Aside from its prestigious degree programs, the University of Missouri has given me the opportunity to connect with so many remarkable people. At Mizzou I am able to pursue my education and passions while building a strong foundation for my career.
What made you want to pursue a career in healthcare?
A career in health care will enable me to advocate for the health and well-being of marginalized individuals and communities. I am passionate about mental health, sexual health, and health education. This makes a career in health care as a social worker the perfect fit, especially because service and health care go hand in hand. Building a safe and just world for all is very important to me, and I know a career in health care will set me on the path to do so.
What’s your favorite Mizzou dining hall?
This isn’t a dining hall, but it is campus dining: Wheatstone Bistro in Memorial Union! I may be a little biased because I’m a student manager there, but Memorial is a great place to study and Wheatstone has the best food on campus!
If you could give one piece of advice to incoming freshmen, what would it be?
Put yourself out there by joining organizations and going to campus events! The best decision I’ve made at Mizzou was going on a Mizzou Alternative Breaks trip. I got to volunteer in Tulsa, Okla. while connecting with a group of Mizzou students I am still friends with today. It can be scary but be yourself and get out of your comfort zone! I promise you will find some amazing people and opportunities if you do.
What is your favorite place on campus?
I am tempted to say Memorial Union, but my favorite place is Francis Quadrangle, and specifically the Columns. It’s the perfect place for hanging out with friends or relaxing on your own, and it is totally Instagram worthy.