Daniel Medrano

2016 Summer Welcome Leader-Daniel MedranoName: Daniel Medrano

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Year: Junior

Academic Major(s): Biology Pre-Med with a triple minor in Film Study, Chemistry, & Multicultural studies.


  • If you could do anything with your life, what would you do?

If I could do anything with my life I would be an Orthopedic Surgeon for professional athletes who occasionally takes breaks to be a Screenwriter & Director in the Film Industry.

  • What is your favorite Mizzou memory?

My favorite Mizzou memory lasted for a whole week. It was my Alternative Spring Break trip to Milnesand, New Mexico to help the endangered prairie chickens as well as help renovate the land. On this trip I further found out more about myself as well as gained friends I’ll never forget. On top of all that, I got some really great selfies out the trip. S/O New Mexico weather

  • How do you make Mizzou your home?

I make Mizzou my home by getting active in one of the 750 organizations and clubs Mizzou offers. Specifically, Mizzou Alternative Breaks, United Ambassadors for Student Recruitment & Tour Team to name a few. Through these organizations I was able to find some really solid friends who I can basically see as family now and create this support system that helped me feel right at home.

  • What is your favorite spot on campus? Why?

My favorite spot on campus is probably also a lot of others too because it’s none other than our Student Rec complex. I mean it was just ranked number 1 most luxurious Student Rec complex in the United States. But it is also where I work so it showed me that there is so much more to the Rec than just a place to work out and relax but how it offers so many different programs and opportunities for its students. On top of that I love to go and play volleyball and run around the track frequently.

  • What is your favorite dining hall and why?

My favorite dining hall is probably Rollins, because not only do they have great breakfast most of the time. They have Late Night which stays open till about 1 a.m. so it allows me to grab some food after a failed attempt at studying late at night.