Emily Hirsch is a freshman from Lee’s Summit, Mo. She is a health science major with an emphasis in rehabilitation science. After graduation, she plans to apply to the physical therapy program at Mizzou.

“Choosing Mizzou is one of the best decisions I have ever made.” Emily says. “I have loved every moment here! My advice to incoming freshman is to branch out and meet as many people as possible. I have become really involved on campus just by talking to other students and hearing about their involvement.”

Besides being a School of Health Professions student ambassador, Emily is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She also volunteers at the Central Missouri Humane Society in Columbia.

Why did you choose your major?

I chose my major because it combines two things that I love: science and helping others. My major is health science with an emphasis in rehabilitation science. In the end, I hope to become a physical therapist!

What’s your favorite place to eat in CoMo?

My favorite place to eat in CoMo is Gumby’s. I LOVE their buffalo chicken pizza! 

Why should students choose Mizzou?

Students should choose Mizzou because we’re just one big family. Everyone here is so friendly and supportive. I have made so many great friends and have loved every second here at Mizzou.

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