Erica Maloney is a sophomore from St. Peters, Mo. She is a health professions major with an emphasis in rehabilitation sciences. She plans to receive her clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy and hopes to work in both the hospital and private clinic environment.

“Don’t be afraid to reach out to your advisor or professors!” Erica says. “They genuinely want to see you succeed, and are more than willing to help you reach your goals. If you hit a bump in the road, or are unsure about the path you’re taking, open up to them and share what’s going on. My advisor has helped me numerous times with things like straightening out crazy schedules or discussing graduate school options. I am so thankful that I reached out and allowed her to guide me during the transition to college.”

Along with serving as a School of Health Professions student ambassador, Erica also volunteers at Boone Hospital, and is a member of the Pre-Physical Therapy Organization (PPTO) and the Mizzou Greek community.

When did you know Mizzou was “the one”?

I have always had Mizzou as my top priority because my parents met here and have taken me around campus for as long as I can remember. I also am in love with the campus and the environment.

What’s your favorite free-time activity?

I love to work out or be active. It’s something I’ve always had in my day-to-day routine and it really helps me relieve stress and clear my mind.

Why should students choose Mizzou?

There are endless organizations and clubs and activities for everyone to be involved in outside of their classes, and the university has really shown me that there truly is a place for everyone to call home.

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