Meet Our September Alumna Spotlight: Erin Brown
Our September Alumna Spotlight features Erin Brown! Read more to hear what she has been doing since she graduated in 2018!
After graduation, Erin stayed in Columbia to complete grad school for physical therapy! Following grad school, she went back to her hometown Kansas City to work at Select Physical therapy as she specializes in concussion and vestibular rehabilitation. Erin has also recently gotten married and now has two sisters in law that are active members here at Mizzou!
Erin says, "Theta gave me the confidence to take initiative and go after my goals. Being in Theta, you get to be around amazing women who are successful in what they do in such a wide variety of areas. Having these role models helped make my goals seem more attainable."
Name: Erin Brown (Stump)
Theta pledge class: MC '15
When you graduated from Mizzou: 2018 (undergrad), 2021 (grad school)
Major/Degree: Health Sciences (undergrad), Doctor of Physical Therapy (grad school)
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Where you live now: Kansas City, MO
Where do you work right now/what have you been up to since graduation?
I work at Select Physical Therapy and specialize in concussion and vestibular rehabilitation. Since graduating, I’ve also gotten married and now have two Theta sisters that are also sisters in law :)
What's your favorite thing about your job? My favorite thing about my job is being able to build relationships with so many different people throughout their time in therapy. I love talking with people from all different backgrounds and learning from their experiences
What's your favorite thing about the city you live in? My favorite thing about Kansas City is how much pride everyone from KC has in their city...and of course the Chiefs!
What do you do in your free time? In my free time, I love to spend time with my dogs. I also love to spend time outdoors and stay active through hiking, skiing, and running!
Other future career/life goals: My career goal is to continue to improve the standard of care for concussion rehabilitation to provide better care for all my patients. My husband and I like to say our life goal is to retire in Colorado and volunteer as ski patrol. :)
What do you miss most about Mizzou? I miss walking around Mizzou’s beautiful campus, especially the columns, on game day
What do you miss most about Theta? Being part of Theta in college was great for so many reasons, but what I miss most is having so many close friends all in the same place. I met my best friends in Theta and we made so many memories while in college from the big events to small everyday moments. Now that we’ve graduated, so many of us live in separate places. While we still keep up and plan trips to see each other, I miss being able to just walk down the hall and suddenly have six people to go get Andy’s with! Don’t take it for granted!
What is one thing you took away from being a part of Theta in college that has shaped you into the woman you are today? (AKA: What impact has Theta left on you?) Theta gave me the confidence to take initiative and go after my goals. Being in Theta, you get to be around amazing women who are successful in what they do in such a wide variety of areas. Having these role models helped make my goals seem more attainable.
Do you have a specific favorite Theta memory? My favorite Theta memory is bid day my freshman year. I will never forget the moment my roommate and I opened our bid day cards and realized we both went Theta. We have been best friends ever since and she was just the maid of honor at my wedding :)