Admissions Representatives

Mizzou admissions representatives are excited to answer your questions. Each rep is assigned a geographic territory, but feel free to contact anyone below. You might meet our representatives at a high school or college fair, or when you visit Mizzou’s campus. Representatives are knowledgeable about all aspects of Mizzou: majors, student clubs, costs, dining halls — you name it. They can also provide you with information about how the admissions process works and what you need to do to become a Tiger.


Becky Doran

Northwest Missouri

Hometown: Eldon, Missouri

Degree: BA '14, English

  • Favorite place to eat in Columbia: Ernie’s for breakfast, Pickleman’s for lunch, Addison’s for dinner!
  • Favorite Mizzou memory: Winning our flag football intramural championship in the pouring rain.
  • Favorite weekend activities: Exploring small towns of Missouri, playing board games with friends, and hiking with my dogs.

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Victoria Zeyen


Hometown: Hastings, Minnesota

Degree: BS '21, Documentary

  • Favorite Mizzou experience: Saturdays at Faurot and winning fan of the game! Every gameday I waited hours in line with Tiger’s Lair to paint up and cheer on the Tigers from the 50-yard line.
  • Favorite local eats: Minnesota’s infamous Tater Tot Hotdish & Oreo Speed Wagon ice cream from Sparky’s whenever I’m in Columbia.
  • Favorite Minnesota activity: Jumping into one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes (11,842 to be exact) or snow since there is a lot of that here too!

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Kylie Tutko

Colorado, Minnesota

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Degree: BA ’12, Spanish; BJ ’12, Strategic Communication

  • Favorite Mizzou residence hall: Pre-renovation Mark Twain when it still had a pool
  • Favorite nachos in Columbia: Addison’s
  • Favorite weekend activity: Hiking at the Pinnacles

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Siobhan Connors

West Chicago

Hometown: Plainfield, Illinois

Degree: BJ '20, Journalism (Magazine Editing)

  • Favorite Mizzou experience: My sorority winning homecoming my junior year!
  • Best deep dish pizza: Lou Malnati’s (their Lou’s salad is also amazing).
  • Favorite places to eat in CoMo: India’s House, Pizza Tree, Seoul Taco and Café Berlin

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Kassie Rankin

Northeast Missouri

Hometown: Columbia, Missouri

Degree: BS ’19, Agricultural Education & Leadership

  • Favorite Mizzou class: Everyday Floral Design
  • Best place to get dessert in Columbia: Flyover
  • Favorite activities: I love to decorate cakes and bake any other sweet treat. I am also a giant bookworm!

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Carly Stern

North Chicago

Hometown: Vernon Hills, Illinois

Degree: BS '20, Hospitality Management; BA '20, Spanish

  • Favorite spot on campus: The Rec. Whether I was working out, taking classes, studying, or laying out in the sun you could find me at The Rec at least once a day.
  • Favorite place to eat in Columbia: Las Margaritas, especially now that there is a location downtown. I could eat their queso for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
  • Favorite Mizzou memory: Spending a semester abroad in Alicante, Spain. Here I was able to travel to 13 countries and 22 cities while practicing my Spanish speaking skills. It was the most eye opening experience I have ever had.

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Samantha Holmes

Dallas & Fort Worth Texas

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Degree: BA ’15, Communication, emphasis in Mass Media

  • Favorite season at Mizzou: Fall. The campus truly looks like you are in a movie, with perfect weather and the fall foliage. You also can’t forget about Tiger football!
  • Favorite Mizzou memory: Getting to celebrate 100 years of Homecoming in 2011
  • Fun fact: I can name all 46 U.S Presidents

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Jennifer Shaughnessy

Georgia and greater Southeastern U.S.

Hometown: Grand Ridge, Illinois

Degree: BA ’98, English Literature and Public Relations, Illinois Wesleyan University

  • Favorite quote: “Go into the world and do well.  But more importantly, go into the world and do good.”  — Minor Myers, jr.
  • Favorite things:  Family, friends, my two dogs, music, sports, art, travel, coffee, animals and doing anything active outdoors
  • Favorite vacation spot:  Anywhere on a beach

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Tommy Rogers

Tommy Rogers

Southern California

Hometown: Santa Monica, California

Degree: M Ed ’15

  • Favorite aspect of Southern California: I absolutely love watching the sunrise and sunset over our beautiful beaches! I'm also a big fan of seafood (especially sushi), and I enjoy discovering new restaurants.
  • Favorite book series: I enjoy reading the Ender’s Game saga. The author, Orson Scott Card, does a great job of exploring dynamic themes and creating a universe that is foreign yet very similar to ours.
  • Favorite movie series: I’m a huge Star Wars fan. (Yes, I even enjoyed the prequels.) I’m also familiar with the Star Wars universe lore! I'm also a big Lord of the Rings fan!

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Allison Desira

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Degree: BA '21, International Studies

  • Favorite Mizzou dorm: Wolpers Hall. I spent my freshman year there and loved everyone I met.
  • Favorite Mizzou memory: My study abroad in Seoul, South Korea. I was able to study at Korea University twice during my time at Mizzou and would go back in a heartbeat!
  • Favorite spot on campus: Wolpers basement. I used the piano down there and taught myself during my down time between classes.

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Chelsea Burgard

Dallas, Texas

Hometown: Ipava, Illinois

Degree: BJ '15, Journalism (Strategic Communications)

  • Favorite Mizzou memory: All things homecoming! The 100th Homecoming was especially thrilling. Columbia is always buzzing with excitement and Tiger spirit! Football is also my favorite sport to watch.
  • Favorite spot on campus: The Student Center and the Rec. I went to both places almost every single day and, both were always thriving with student activity.
  • Favorite quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

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Gretchen Burns

West Central Missouri

Hometown: Bloomington, Illinois

Degree: BS BA '21, Management; BA '21, International Studies

  • Favorite coffee shop in Columbia: Lakota Coffee
  • Favorite weekend activity: Running on the MKT Trail and going to the Columbia Farmers Market
  • Favorite movie: La La Land and really any musical movie

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Jon Emery

Southwestern Missouri

Hometown: Nevada, Missouri

Degree: BFA ’08, Art with emphasis in Photography

  • Favorite activities: Hiking, camping, traveling, reading and landscape photography
  • Favorite undergrad memories: Tiger Walk, studying abroad, volunteering in the International Center and home football games
  • Favorite spot in SW Missouri: Roaring River State Park

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Alexander Muñoz

South Central Missouri

Hometown: Waynesville, Missouri

Degree: BS '19, Plant Sciences

  • Favorite Mizzou memory: Having the opportunity to study abroad twice to New Zealand! It was awesome to see different agricultural practices in the southern hemisphere and enjoy summertime weather in December!
  • Best Mizzou resource: Definitely Ellis Library. The librarians can help you find tons of articles and books to help you earn an A on your papers. Plus, they have good book recommendations for reading on your own!
  • Favorite weekend activity: During football season I love cheering on the Tigers and Marching Mizzou at Faurot Field!

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Ashlan Lock

East Central Missouri

Hometown: Carrolton, Missouri

Degree: BHS Health Science '19

  • Favorite coffee shop in Columbia: Uprise Bakery
  • Favorite time of year: Mizzou Football Season
  • Favorite Mizzou Memory: Senior sendoff

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Tori Schlotzhauer 

St. Louis, Missouri

Hometown: New Franklin, Missouri

Degree: BS HES ’15, Family and Lifespan Development

  • Favorite place to eat in Columbia: Murry’s
  • Favorite free-time activity: Reading — anything
  • Favorite type of jokes: Anything punny

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Gabe Scott

Central Illinois

Hometown: Florissant, Missouri

Degree: BS ‘15, Sports Venue Management; M.Ed. ‘17, Positive Coaching

  • Favorite place to eat in Columbia: Sophia’s
  • Greek life fact: I was one of the 10 Founding Fathers of Alpha Tau Omega in 2015 as a Freshman
  • Favorite Quote: “One small crack doesn’t mean you are broken. It means you were put to the test & didn’t fall apart” —Linda Poindexter

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Shannon O’Hagan

International Admissions Rep

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Degree: BS '07, International Business Administration; MS '11, Student Affairs

  • Favorite spot on campus:  MU Student Center because it’s always buzzing with activity.
  • Favorite weekend activity: Visiting the many parks and trails throughout Columbia.
  • What I can’t live without: My passport.
  • Favorite quote: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” — St. Augustine
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Aaron Cook

Aaron Cook

Kansas City and Kansas

Hometown: Independence, Missouri

Degree: BS BA ’99, Rockhurst University (Kansas City, Missouri)

  • Favorite campus spot: Tiger Plaza
  • Favorite campus dining hall: The MARK on Fifth Street
  • Favorite random Mizzou fact: There were once two tiger mascots at Mizzou — a male and a female — but neither had a name.

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Mariya Chukas

South Chicago

Hometown: Chicago

Degree: BS ’17, Business Administration, Marketing

  • Favorite places to eat in Columbia: Jazz, Seoul Taco and Hot Box Cookies
  • Favorite sports: Football, basketball, volleyball
  • Favorite residence hall: College Avenue (Fun fact: I lived there all four years!)

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