International scholar adviser
Cole is a Mizzou graduate with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, a minor in Japanese and a multicultural certificate. During his undergraduate program, he worked all over the MU campus as a Japanese language tutor, Ellis Library circulation associate, pathobiology research assistant and student worker in the Asian Affairs Center, and was also a barista in downtown Columbia. Growing up in a military family, he had the chance to travel and live in many different countries and developed a passion for cultural exchange. He hopes to visit more than 50 countries by the time he is 30. Besides traveling during his childhood, Cole studied abroad for a semester in Japan during his studies at Mizzou. In his spare time, he likes hiking, swimming, binging Netflix and HBO, gardening and fishing. He is always looking for new TV show recommendations.