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HES Ambassadors - Peer Advisors

The HES Ambassadors serve as peer advisors who can assist students who want to get involved in the College of Human Environmental Sciences; help navigate myZou; offer a student perspective about HES programs; explain general education and other degree requirements; and connect students with other campus resources. HES Ambassadors also are a resource for incoming freshman or transfer students interested in learning more about the programs within the College of Human Environmental Sciences.

E-mail with questions or to schedule an appointment with a peer advisor.

Amabassadors in front of Gwynn Hall

Robin KingRobin King @HESARCHAmb

Major and Year: Architectural Studies, Interior Design, Junior
Plans after graduation: I want to go to graduate school for architecture.
Best part about HES: I like that HES is a small college where you get to know you teachers and other students on a personal level.

Sam MarreSam Marre @HESHDFSAmb

Major and Year: Human Development and Family Science, Families and Lifespan Development, Junior
Plans after graduation: I would like to pursue a Master’s Degree in School Guidance Counseling or Social Work. I am not sure yet if I want to have a career working with the elderly or as high school guidance counselor.
Best part about HES: I would say the size of the college. Since we are a relatively small college, it is much easier to get to know our colleagues and faculty members on a more personal basis. There are also plenty of ways to get involved whether that’s through leadership positions, student organizations, study abroad trips or through research.

Chelsea JonesChelsea Jones @HESNEPAmb

Major and Year: Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Fitness, Senior
Plans after graduation: I would like to continue on to graduate school to become a pediatric physical therapist.
Best part about HES: HES is by far one of the most diverse colleges’ on Mizzou’s campus, which allows for tremendous growth and exploration. I’ve learned so much by taking another class in another department within HES. That’s something that you can’t get in any other college. The smaller class sizes and personable professors truly make Mizzou home.

Caileigh SmithCaleigh Smith @HESNEPAmb

Major and Year: Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Fitness, Junior
Plans after graduation: I want to go to PT school and become a Pediatric Physical Therapist. I am applying early admission to Mizzou’s PT school this January.
Best part about HES: I like that in HES the classes you take outside your department are classes that will benefit you throughout your life. For example, in NEP you can learn how to exercise and eat properly; in PFP you can learn where to save your money, and how to manage loans; in HDFS you can learn tips for being a parent, and how to help your marriage succeed; in TAM you can learn how to sew. Specifically for NEP, I also like that the department has faculty who represent 3 areas, Human Environmental Sciences, the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, and the School of Medicine. This provides students with unique opportunities for learning and research!

Erin BowmanErin Bowman @HESPFPAmb

Major and Year: Personal Financial Planning, Junior
Plans after graduation: When I graduate I would like to sit for the CFP examination and become a Certified Personal Financial Planner.
Best part about HES: My favorite part about being in the College of Human Environmental Sciences is the size of the college. It is one of the smaller colleges on Mizzou’s campus but offers so much for its students. The range of student organizations for every department and the smaller class sizes allows students to get to know each other and their professors. I feel lucky to have found this college and my major from the beginning of my college career.

Allison CrankAllison Crank @HESSocWkAmb

Major and Year: Social Work, Junior
Plans after graduation: When I graduate from the BSW program at Mizzou, I plan to continue my education by getting a Master’s degree in Social Work. After graduating with a MSW, I see myself working with older adults in some way. I have thought about hospital social work, hospice social work, or working with a non-profit agency.
Best part about HES: I like that HES provides a wide range of majors and interest areas. Within HES, students get to really know their professors because a lot of the programs are smaller. It is such an advantage to really get to know your professors on more of a personal and approachable level.

Olivia BleekerOlivia Bleeker @HESTAMAmb

Major and Year: Textile and Apparel Management, International Apparel Marketing and Merchandising, Junior
Plans after graduation: I would love to work internationally for a fashion company specifically in sourcing, supply chain management, or allocation. My dream companies to work for are Free People, Anthropologie, Madewell, or Kate Spade. Shortly after I graduate, I would love to move to Europe, specifically Madrid, and then eventually come back to the St. Louis area because I don’t want to be away from my family for too long.
Best part about HES: HES is like a home away from home for me. Since Mizzou is so huge and there are so many groups and places to go, it’s amazing to have the HES family that I do. Any class taught by a HES professor is clearly different than any other class I’ve taken on campus because the professors and faculty in general want to actually get to know you, know your name, and continue a relationship with you as you as you go through your time at Mizzou as a student. The College of HES is more of a meaningful connection than going to and from a 400 person class without being noticed.

Every spring the Ambassadors host high school seniors who have been admitted into the College of Human Environmental Sciences at an event called "A Day in the Life." The purpose of this event is to show students what campus life is really like, so that they can make an informed decision about attending Mizzou the next fall. During the two-day event, these prospective students will visit Columbia, hear from a student panel, as well as participate in social and recreational activities. They will discover:

  • the undergraduate experience at Mizzou and in HES
  • HES’s quality faculty
  • classes within their chosen major
  • the social culture of the Mizzou Campus
  • the avenues for involvement
  • leadership and mentoring
  • a support system away from home
  • the importance of residence hall experiences


Day in the Life events are typically held in November, February, and April. Dates for 2017-2018 will be added in September 2017.

For more information, contact the HES Ambassadors at or call 573-882-0673.