Fellow:Tori Hooper

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Tori Hooper
School (Cohort)
Utah Valley University (2020 cohort)
Majoring in
Exercise Science and Biology, Minor in Chemistry


Tori Hooper started her college career as a varsity basketball player at a university in Virginia. After serving a religious mission, she needed to return home for family reasons. During that time, she attended a community college in Virginia. She loved the college’s focus on student success and the involvement of her professors, but she wanted a bachelor’s degree. That eventually led her to Utah Valley University.

At UVU, Tori has served as a residential community leader, planning events and encouraging students to continue their education at UVU. She has also served as an assistant in the Student Government and Clubs Office. She is student researcher in biology and exercise science departments on campus. Currently working on research about the Human Microbiome and Hippo-therapy. She has been the program director and basketball coach for the UVU Special Olympics and has been involved with the Center for Social Impact and the Pre-med Association. Also currently working within the Honors program to help non-traditional students.

Lastly, Tori is the Student Director of the Excellence and Innovation Initiative on campus. This is a very recently started initiative to start and sponsor innovation on campus.

Tori plans to attend medical school after graduation and dreams of specializing in dermatology and one day owning her own practice.


Dean's List: 2017-202 Dean's Merit Scholar

Social media profiles

Instagram: @thoops Twitter: @tori_hooper

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