Samantha Tankersley

, University of Missouri School of Health Professions Student Ambassador

Samantha Tankersley is a Health Sciences major with an emphasis in health and wellness services, from Webb City, Missouri. After graduation, she plans to obtain her doctorate in occupational therapy.

Samantha’s advice for new students is to go to office hours.

“Office hours can be intimidating at first,” she says. “But office hours are a great way to receive extra help from professors and teaching assistants. They are also a great way to network and make connections, which can be useful when you need a letter of recommendation.”

In addition to serving on the School of Health Professions Student Ambassador Leadership Team, Samantha is a member of the Pre-Occupational Therapy Association. She is also a Transportation Officer for the Mizzou College Mentors for Kids.

What should make students choose Mizzou?

Students should choose Mizzou because, even though it is a large campus, Mizzou has a way of making every student feel like they are a part of something.

What residence hall did you live in? Were you in a FIG (freshmen interest group)?

I lived in Bluford, and I was part of a health sciences FIG.

What’s your favorite Mizzou club/organization?

My favorite Mizzou organization would be the Pre-Occupational Therapy Association because I get to meet other potential occupational therapy students.

Where is your favorite place to study on campus?

My favorite place to study is the student center because there is a lot of sunlight from the large windows and there are some dining options for when you need a study break.

What is your favorite ice cream/coffee shop in CoMo?

My favorite ice cream shop in CoMo would be Sparky’s.