Stephanie Murray is a junior from Richland, Mo. She is a public health major with a minor in business. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for public health or health care administration.

“I would tell any incoming freshman to not be afraid to reach outside your comfort zone!” Stephanie says. “Join organizations you feel passionate about, ask questions in class, and go to your professors’ office hours. The professors at Mizzou are here to help you succeed, especially the SHP faculty.”

In addition to serving on the SHP student ambassador team, Stephanie is a member of the School of Health Profession’s coed fraternity, Sigma Eta Rho, the Mizzou Public Health Club, and is involved with Mizzou Alternative Breaks.

What has been your favorite Mizzou moment?

While attending a Mizzou football game during my freshman year it suddenly, it started to rain heavily! The football team was working hard out in the field and in the student s’ section, we were cheering our hearts out in the rain.

Why did you choose your major?

I chose public health because I believe one of the most important ways to improve the health of our world, is to take a preventative approach to health. In other terms, it’s important to focus on preventing an illness or injury from occurring in the first place, rather than treating it after the fact.

What’s your favorite place to eat in CoMo?

My favorite place to eat is Murry’s and not just because of my last name!

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