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.


Faith Laster

Urban St. Louis and Kansas City

Hometown: Riverdale, Georgia

Degree: BHS Health Science '18

  • Favorite Late-night Snack Stop: Hot Box Cookies
  • Favorite Spot on Campus: Memorial Union. Holds tons of history about the university and is also a great place to study between classes. On nights they also host an assortment activities like art shows and comedy nights.
  • Favorite Hidden Gem on Campus: Tiger Garden which is the student run floral shop.

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Mayra Santander

Mayra Santander

Transfer Coordinator, last names L-Z

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Degree: BHS ’18, health science in leadership and policy

  • Favorite spot on campus: The Multicultural Center (MCC), my home away from home. The MCC housed a variety of diverse organizations where I learned about different cultures and social issues both from around the world and around campus.
  • Favorite place to eat in Columbia: Ingredient True Eatery
  • Favorite Movie: The Little Rascals – always a good laugh

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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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Ashlan Lock

West 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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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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Tori Schlotzhauer

Tori Schlotzhauer 

Dallas, Texas

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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Justin Cooks

Ft. Worth, Houston and Greater Texas

Hometown: Chicago

Degree: BS '13, sport management; M.Ed. '16, positive coaching

  • Favorite place to eat in Columbia: The Heidelberg
  • Favorite quote: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right." —Henry Ford
  • What I can't live without: Family

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Clare Gannon

St. Louis Area

Hometown: Hamilton, New Jersey

Degree: BS ’18, health science

  • Favorite breakfast spot in CoMo: Ernie’s
  • What I can’t live without: Ice cream
  • Favorite time of year: Football season!

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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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Darren Green

South Central Missouri

Hometown: Malden, Missouri

Degree: BS BA ‘18, Management

  • Favorite time of year: October – it is my birth month, the month of Homecoming, and most sports seasons are either starting up or still going!
  • What I can’t live without: A good pair of headphones and a glass of blueberry lemonade
  • Favorite movie series: The entire Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Favorite activities: Watching soccer and scrolling through Twitter

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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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Carly Stern

Carly Stern

West Chicago, Wisconsin

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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Stefanie Duff

Stefanie Duff

North Chicago

Hometown: Smithville, Missouri

Degree: BA ’13, music; BA ’13, communication

  • Favorite deep dish pizza:  The “Lou” from Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
  • Favorite Chicago spot: The view from the steps of the Field Museum
  • Favorite Mizzou tradition:  Homecoming, of course!

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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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Jennifer Shaughnessy

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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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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Becky Laird

Northwest Missouri

Hometown: Kirksville, Missouri

Degree: BA '17, psychology

  • Favorite Spot on Campus: The Rec! I learned to box at the Rec when I was a student and loved every minute of it.
  • Favorite Weekend Activity: Hiking throughout the various state parks and conservation areas around Columbia.
  • Favorite Mizzou Memory: Every single Homecoming. It really doesn’t get better than Mizzou football season.

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Jordan Moore

Jordan Moore

Washington, D.C. Metro (including Maryland and Virginia) and Northeastern U.S.

Hometown: Centreville, Virginia

Degree: English ’12

  • Favorite D.C. Spot: The Kennedy Center
  • Favorite Sports Teams: Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals
  • Favorite D.C. Event: Cherry Blossom Festival

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Katharine Whitener


Hometown: Columbia, Missouri

Degree: BS HES ’11, textile and apparel management

  • Favorite part of traveling in the South: Warmer weather year round
  • Favorite campus spot: Memorial Stadium on a sunny, 70 degree Saturday afternoon
  • Favorite Mizzou tradition: Tiger Walk

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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

Contact Jon