Cooper Barnes

Pronouns: He/him
Hometown: Kansas City
Year: Junior
Majors and minors: Public health with a minor in chemistry

What brought you to Mizzou?

I think my deciding factor was definitely proximity to my family. I wanted to be far enough away to be somewhat independent, but I’m also a huge mama’s boy and couldn’t stand to be far away.

How did you make Mizzou your home?

One thing that really helped me make Mizzou my home was Marching Mizzou. At first, I was kind of shy but having such a huge support system of people really helped bring me out of my shell.