Izabel is a sophomore health science major from Columbia, Missouri who hopes to apply to the Clinical Laboratory Science program. Following graduation, Izabel plans to pursue a master’s degree in public health. 

“I want incoming freshmen to know that they should not feel rushed in their college career,” Izabel says. “Enjoy your classes, join clubs that you want to be a part of, and make plans that align with your schedule. Focus on your academics, but keep yourself balanced with other activities as well.” 

Along with serving as a School of Health Professions student ambassador, Izabel also serves as the recruitment chair for Sigma Eta Rho, note taker for the Disability Center, lab assistant at Boone Hospital Center, and is a member of the Caring for Columbia steering committee. 

What is your favorite place on campus?

The Women’s Center

What has been your favorite Mizzou moment?

My favorite Mizzou moment was before classes even began at the Tiger Walk. The walk is symbolic to beginning your college career, so this experience made me feel like I was finally ready to start a new chapter of my life. 

When did you know Mizzou was “the one”?

I knew Mizzou was the right school when I found out they offered the clinical laboratory science program near home when most other schools did not. 

What has been your favorite class so far?

General Chemistry I with Dr. Ganley 

What’s your favorite free-time activity?

Catching up on sleep!

Why did you choose your major?

I chose my major because I have always been fascinated with diseases and wanted to get to the root of an individual’s illness. Working in a medical laboratory will give me the opportunity to do just that. 

What’s your favorite place to eat in CoMo?

Main Squeeze 

Why should students choose Mizzou?

Students should choose Mizzou because the school offers almost anything a student could look for, whether it be in classes or extracurricular activities.

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  • Department: Health Psychology
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  • Department: Occupational Therapy
  • Department: Physical Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Therapy Program
  • Department: Public Health
  • Bachelor of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health
  • Department: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • UMKC Pharmacy @ Mizzou
  • Office of Student Services
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  • MU Adult Day Connection