Name: Mary O’Brien
Hometown: St. Charles, MO
Academic Major(s): Biology and Spanish
What is your favorite Mizzou memory?
My favorite Mizzou memory was definitely being able to relive my theater days during homecoming skit. I got to perform as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz– which was actually my first role ever in a musical. It was incredible being a freshman and getting to meet a huge new group of people interested in theater and Greek life.
What is your favorite spot on campus? Why?
My favorite spot of campus is anywhere with food. Specifically, Speaker’s Circle is a great spot to find dogs and free food on nice days.
If you had a theme song to describe yourself, what would it be and why?
“Vienna” by Billy Joel. Not only is this one of my favorite songs of all time by my favorite artist, but sometimes I’m so focused on doing everything I can do in a short amount of time that I forget to live.
If you could do anything with your life, what would you do?
In a dream world, I would be a neurologist by day – Broadway headliner by night with a side job as the president of the United States; but for the sake of time, I hope to go to medical school and find my niche.
How was your transition process into Mizzou from high school?
Honestly not as difficult as I expected. As I am from St. Louis I do know a lot of people here which I was worried about because I wanted to branch out. But the size of Mizzou allowed me to keep up with friends from STL and still meet new incredible people.