Jo Bradley, BJ '11, MPA '18
Assistant Director of Communications — City Academy
St. Louis, MO
"My most significant accomplishment since graduation was founding the Day Dreams Foundation in 2014. The organization's mission is to eliminate financial barriers to participating in extracurricular activities and promote healthy lifestyles, goal setting, academics, teamwork, and respect for others. We award scholarships to children in Columbia, Mo. to allow them to participate in the activity of their choosing - athletics, theater, music lessons, dance, summer camps, swim lessons, and much more."
Mollie Buckler, BA '10, M Ed '12
Chief Operating Officer — US Rice Producers Association
"I started my career working in higher education, primarily in advancement and alumni relations. In 2021, I took a leap of faith and made a big career shift, leaving Mizzou and Columbia to move back to my hometown to work with US Rice Producers Association and the Missouri Rice Council. Making the jump from higher education to agriculture was a huge shift, but I'm proud to say I've excelled and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of US Rice Producers Association last fall."
Alexis Ditaway, BA '18
Associate Executive Search Consultant — Isaacson, Miller
"My journey after graduation has been so rewarding and fulfilling, and to now be bringing things full circle in my new career has been a huge blessing. Isaacson, Miller works with mission-based organizations to hire their next leaders and change agents, and I work directly with higher education institutions in recruiting their next leaders."
Chelsea Haynes, BA, BJ '18
TV Host — FOX 2 News
St. Louis, MO
"In 2021, I got tapped to launch and solo host a show in St. Louis, Mo., a top 25 TV market in the country. The show has been wildly successful in TV ratings and as an additional revenue stream for the station. Additionally, in September 2022, I became the In-Arena Host for the St. Louis Blues, making history as the first African American woman to host games for the St. Louis Blues franchise.
Angela Pearson, BA, BJ '15
Special Projects Manager — City of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
"I've dedicated my entire career to advocacy, politics, and civic engagement. Currently, I am the Special Projects Manager in the Office of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones. In this role, I execute large-scale city-wide events, assist with city operations and performance management, lead sustainability policy and liaise with stakeholders on all national affairs."
Colbey Ricklefs, BA, BS '12, MD '20
Resident Physician — University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Program
"I am one of the lucky individuals that was able to graduate from Mizzou twice - once as an undergraduate and years later through medical school, entering the medical field at the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time frame, I was selected by the American Academy of Family Physicians as an emerging leader through their Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute, where I completed a year-long quality improvement project that ultimately led to challenging state and national policy."