Alyson Coles


Alyson Coles, from Mascoutah, Illinois, is a Health Science major with a Pre-Professional emphasis. After graduation, Alyson plans to attend medical school and become a physician. 

“The best advice that I could give incoming CHS students would be to seek out opportunities and get involved in organizations relating to Health Sciences or your major,” she says. “This is so helpful to find other students going through the same process as you and that have the same goals as you- I have personally created so many bonds with people at Mizzou this way!”

Alyson is a member of Phi Delta Epsilon, a National Medical Fraternity at Mizzou, and serves as their social media chair. She is also involved with Tigers Connect which allows her to volunteer at a local pediatric clinic as a Family Resource Specialist. 

Why did you choose to pursue a career in healthcare?  

I am pursuing a career in healthcare because I have a deep-rooted passion to contribute to people’s quality of life and I enjoy knowing that I will be part of a career field where I will always be learning and growing.

What is your favorite coffee spot in Columbia?

My favorite coffee spot in Columbia is Uprise Bakery, they have good food and coffee, and it is the best atmosphere to study and relax!

What is your favorite study spot on campus?

My favorite study spot is Ellis Library, there is so much space to find a comfortable spot to study whether you are in a group or alone! There are also plenty of tables and spots outdoors when the weather is warmer, it is so refreshing to study outside sometimes.