Rianna Cooke

Study abroad coordinator

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phone 573-882-6007

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Rianna has a bachelor's degree in geography, contemporary European studies and German from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her academic journey was enriched by her time studying abroad in both Berlin, Germany, and Brighton, United Kingdom, which significantly contributed to her passion for advocating for study abroad opportunities. During her time at Chapel Hill, she collaborated closely with the study abroad office, striving to ensure inclusive access to transformative travel experiences for all students. Rianna also holds a master's degree in applied science of spatial analysis for public health from Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to Mizzou, she conducted research on global health topics at Duke University. Her appreciation for travel and cross-cultural exchange traces back to her formative years when she participated in a high school study abroad program in Guanajuato, Mexico. This early exposure ignited her belief in the profound impact of international experiences serving as gateways to fresh perspectives and heightened global understanding across all corners of humanity.