Naomi Hibbler is a junior from Elgin, Illinois. She is a health science student with a minor in psychology. Naomi has an emphasis in rehabilitation science with the intent to go on to become a physical therapist.

“Physical therapy is used in so many different ways, whether it’s helping an athlete after an injury, treating pain, or helping a patient learn to walk again,” Naomi says. “With so many opportunities and a 100% job placement rate for those who graduate from Mizzou’s PT program, it’s a fantastic option.”

In addition to being a student ambassador, Naomi has been involved in campus organizations such as Mizzou Alternative Breaks, Residential Life, and United Ambassadors, which is a student recruitment team for minorities at Mizzou. In her free time, Naomi enjoys grabbing some pizza at Pizza Tree with her friends or heading downtown to the Peace Nook to check out some new books and materials.

What made you want to pursue a career in healthcare?

I always was interested in the human anatomy and other science-related matters. On top of this, I always enjoyed helping others, so I figured that a career in health care would provide me with the best of both worlds.

If you could give one piece of advice to incoming freshmen, what would it be?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Be able to be honest with yourself to recognize when you’re struggling and be smart enough to seek help.

How have you achieved academic success during your time as an undergraduate?

I have achieved academic success by going to my professors when I need additional help in their classes — they are always willing to try their best to help me succeed!

Where is your favorite place to study on campus?

Memorial Union!

What is your favorite coffee shop in CoMo?

Lakota!

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