Taylor Tripp

, University of Missouri School of Health Professions Student Ambassador

Taylor Tripp is from Jackson, Missouri. She is a Health Science major, rehabilitation science emphasis, with minors in psychology, wellness, and public health. After graduation, Taylor plans on attending physical therapy school to obtain her DPT.

“My advice for incoming students would be to utilize campus resources,” Taylor says. “The wellness resource center, counseling center, or the student success center are great ways to find support academically and personally.”

In addition to serving as a School of Health Professions student ambassador, Taylor is a peer advisor for SHP, a member of Alpha Delta Pi, Well-Being Peers, and Sigma Eta Rho. Additionally, she volunteers at the Food Bank and works at University Hospital in the ER.

What should make students choose Mizzou?

The support Mizzou offers. Academic advisors, professors, and your peers will become your family, and all want to watch you succeed.

How did you choose your major?

I ultimately decided on health sciences because it gives me an overview of the healthcare field. Through classes, I have seen the good and bad of the healthcare system which will give me the knowledge to advocate for my future patients and be a better health professional.

What has been your favorite Mizzou memory?

My favorite Mizzou memory was the Homecoming parade. Seeing the Columbia community and Mizzou graduates around campus showed me that Mizzou is home to so many people. Also, the atmosphere has been electrifying since Mizzou invented Homecoming!

What’s your favorite Mizzou club/organization?

I love being a Peer Advisor for SHP. It allows me to provide support to my peers by answering their questions and I get to work with the best academic advisors!

If you could have dinner with one famous Mizzou graduate, who would it be and why?

Linda Godwin! She graduated from my high school too! I would love to hear how Mizzou and Jackson influenced her decision to go work for NASA and become an astronaut.