Kheasiah White

, University of Missouri School of Health Professions Student Ambassador

Kheasiah White is from Kansas City, Missouri. She is a Health Science major, with an emphasis in leadership & policy and a minor in business. After graduation, she plans to work in healthcare administration where she will manage healthcare providers and oversee the day-to-day administrative operations of the healthcare facility.

“Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone!” Kheasiah says. “Take advantage of every opportunity! Stepping out of your comfort zone can connect with so many people that can have an everlasting impact on your life. Don’t look back and wish you would’ve taken that chance when you had it. College is how you make it, and you want it to be memorable.”

In addition to serving on the School of Health Professions Student Ambassador Leadership Team, Kheasiah is a treasurer for P.A.S.S (Promoting, Advocating, Sisterhood, and Service) which is a mentoring program for Hickman high school girls. She also works for Boone Hospital as a Patient Dining Associate and enjoys self-care activities during her free time.

What made you choose Mizzou?

I chose Mizzou because after my campus visit, I loved how big the campus was and everything Mizzou had to offer. I knew that I would enjoy my experience here and that I would be fully prepared for my career after leaving Mizzou.

How did you choose your major?

Students should choose Mizzou because there are endless resources on campus that help students in all aspects of life. The community is a safe and friendly environment that promotes student success.

What is your favorite Mizzou memory?

My favorite Mizzou memory is First Roar my freshman year. It’s a welcome week event that introduces the new students to all of Mizzou’s traditions. It’s a fun way to meet other freshmen, learn more about Mizzou, and feel a part of the community.

What piece of advice do you have for freshmen?

Go into college open-minded! You may have to switch out your old habits for new ones, and that’s okay. Being open to change is very beneficial in college since you’ll learn and grow from it.

What’s your favorite place to study?

My favorite place to study on campus is the Student Center. There’s space for you to study with friends or alone, and whenever you need a break, the food is right there.