Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)
University of Mississippi

Emma Haskins

Pre-Physical Therapy Student from Palatine, IL

Why did you decide to pursue this health profession? I wanted to be apart of a team like atmosphere. I found that in physical therapy. I wanted to help people achieve goals they didn’t think they could and see them succeed when they felt that they couldn’t.

Major: Allied Health Studies

Why did you choose this major? Allied Health Studies because I wanted to see all part of what the health care professions can offer.

How has HPAO helped you on your pre-health journey? HPAO has helped me believe that I can accomplish more than what I even thought I was capable of. The office has been and huge outlet for me and I find I feel the most at home there.

What is your most memorable HPAO experience? This past year I go to serve as programming coordinator and work on the newsletter. I loved getting to support this office and help recruit incoming students. I was elected president this year and can’t wait for more adventures with HPAO.

What are your career goals? To become a Physical Therapist in pediatrics

What are you the happiest doing? I am happiest when I am with my friends! I love to hang out with my favorite people.

What is your favorite study spot? Favorite study spot is Lamar Park when it’s super nice outside!

What is your favorite meal in Oxford? My favorite food in Oxford is sushi! Especially from Jinsei, it’s definitely one of my favorite spots!