Riley Corbett is a freshman from Knob Noster, Missouri. She is a health science major with an emphasis in health and wellness services with plans to minor in psychology. Riley is on the pre-occupational therapy track with the intent to go on to occupational therapy school to get her doctorate. She hopes to someday work as an occupational therapist for a school district or hospital.

Riley says, “Every day we are learning new ways to help people when it comes to therapy. The Pre-OT program at Mizzouhas many opportunities for its students. From various clubs and organizations to volunteering around the city of Columbia and making connections through the Student Ambassador Program, the possibilities are endless at MU. The medical field is constantly changing. I want to be a part of that change and at Mizzou, I feel as though I can be.”

In addition to being a student ambassador, Riley is involved in campus organizations such as the Pre-OT club and Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, which is a place where individuals with disabilities can go horseback riding. In her free time, Riley enjoys going to the gym at the Student Rec Center, drinking Starbucks with her friends, or going on walks around campus.

What has been your favorite Mizzou memory?

My favorite Mizzou memory was bringing my best friend from home up to Mizzou and showing her all of campus and the town.

What’s your favorite Mizzou club/organization?

Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center!

Where is your favorite place to study on campus?

The picnic tables outside the Bluford Residence Hall!

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

Always go to class — a lot of times the professor provide key information that they won’t in office hours or in recorded lectures, plus some give out credit for attending lecture!

What is your favorite CoMo restaurant?

Flat Branch Pub and Grill!

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