evegimpName: Eve Rosekind

Major: Art History

Hometown: Mountain View, California

Year: 2015

What’s your biggest struggle right now?

Getting through the week before Thanksgiving break! For me, this is the week with a lot of assignments and it’s tough to stay focused with a break right around the corner.

What’s a piece of advice that you would give to an incoming student?

I would advise incoming students to take courses outside of their major and requirements. I have taken some great classes at Hopkins that were outside my major, such as Phage Hunting (I and II) and Technical Direction for the Theater. Even classes like Game Theory for Social Science and Intro to Chem, which are hard, but were great because they challenged me in different ways then my art history courses.

What’s your favorite thing about this school?

I love the people here. Everyone I meet is really enthusiastic about their studies and their extra-curriculars. They are also willing to help each other out and collaborate on projects.

What do you do when you’re not studying?

When not studying, I’m involved in theater at Hopkins. I am a producer for the Barnstormers, so I work on our fall play and spring musical from hiring directors to casting the show to making programs for performances. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet really talented people!

I’m also one of the co-presidents of JHU Girl Scouts, which is a group of students who lead girl scout troops at local elementary schools. Its another great way to meet more people and get involved in the Baltimore community.

Why did you come to Hopkins?

When I first visited Hopkins, I really liked their academic program and variety of clubs. But I wanted to visit one other college before I decided, so my family drove up to the other college and we did the whole orientation, campus tour, and then I went to the art history department open house. I got chatting with one of the professors, who was also from California, and she asked me where else I had visited and if I liked it. I said Hopkins, that I really liked it, and it supposedly had a good art history department (turns out it’s great!). The professor leaned in and said, “then you should go to Hopkins” and that was it – I chose Hopkins!