Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)
University of Mississippi

Rylie Mangold

Pre-medical student from Pocahontas, Arkansasphoto of Rylie Mangold


Why did you decide to purse this health profession?  I love helping people and shadowing different doctors and watching them solve problems and help people in need has really made me want to do the same thing–and pursue my career in the healthcare field.  

What is your major and why did you choose it?  My major is Biology. I love learning about different animals, how the human body works, and biology just seemed like the choice for me! 

How has the HPAO helped you?  HPAO has helped me network with professors and other students around campus, and has made me feel much more knowledgeable about the upcoming years–and that has helped a lot. HPAO has also helped me become more comfortable asking questions about my major or how to obtain help for a certain class, and overall has been very useful.  

What are your career goals?  My goal in my career is to be happy doing my job, whatever that may be. I also, however, want to be successful, and I want to do what I am good at. Right now, I think that is Pre-Med, and I am loving it so far! 

What is your favorite meal in Oxford?  My favorite meal in Oxford is Proud Larry’s sweet potato fries, I highly suggest trying them! 

What are you happiest doing when not working or study?  When I am not working or studying, I love to just hangout with my friends and spend time with them. I also like to go and workout for a while, just to take a break!