Patrick Cooper is from Woodstock, Connecticut. He graduated from Woodstock Academy where he was the captain of the varsity lacrosse team. He is a student in the Combined Program in Dental Medicine, as well as a Chemistry major at UConn. His interest in the health professions was sparked when he volunteered in the Physical Therapy department at Day Kimball Hospital. He honed in on dentistry when he made a medical ministry trip to Honduras, serving as an interpreter for the dental team. Patrick is also interested in business, skiing, and competes in Irish Dance, ranking in the top 25 in North America.