Kelsey Schenewerk is a freshman from Jefferson City, Mo. She is an athletic training student who plans to minor in psychology. After graduating with her undergraduate degree, she hopes to attend graduate school as well and work in the college or professional setting of athletic training.

“One of the most important things for incoming freshman to know is that it’s okay to step outside of your comfort zone,” Kelsey says. “Sign up for clubs that interest you. Try out new hobbies that maybe you wouldn’t have done before and never be afraid of challenging yourself in or outside of the classroom. Don’t be afraid to apply for a position or job you think you won’t get, because you never really know what could happen.”

In addition to serving as a School of Health Professions student ambassador, Kelsey enjoys volunteering her time in various ways throughout the community.

When did you know Mizzou was “the one”?

After touring the campus and meeting with the SHP ambassadors, I knew Mizzou was “the one.” Everyone I talked to was amazing and was very passionate about the school.

What’s your favorite free-time activity?

I love going to the gym and playing golf with my friends and family.

Why did you choose your major?

I’ve been around athletic training my whole life and have always known I wanted to work with sports medicine and orthopedics. After visiting Mizzou, I fell in love with the program here and am so excited to see what the next years have in store!

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