Name: Jonathan Hunt, aka Jon

Major: Biomedical Engineering, Applied Mathematics & Statistics

Hometown: Framingham, MA

Year: 2014

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Sk8r Boi by Avril Lavigne

What’s a piece of advice that you would give to an incoming student?
Take advantage of your time at Hopkins to facilitate growth in yourself: intellectually, professionally, socially, and personally. I know that by joining and committing my free time to a bunch of extracurricular activities at Hopkins that I was passionate about (The HOP, Outdoor Pursuits, my fraternity, etc.), I was able to learn a huge amount of new skills, feel like an integral part of multiple families and the Johns Hopkins community as a whole, and learned to take on leadership roles that helped me develop my leadership and professional skills for the real world. Honestly, I don’t think I have ever grown so much as I did throughout my undergraduate years.

What do you do when you’re not studying?
A couple things I love to do on campus is teaching/tutoring, leading or just being a participant on whitewater or sea kayaking trips with Outdoor Pursuits, and relaxing on the Beach, especially in the Spring (can’t wait to whip out the cornhole set).

What is something interesting you learned in class?
In my Design Team class that is offered for all years of Biomedical Engineers, of which I have participated for three years out of four, I have learned how to apply my “theoretical engineering” knowledge to make awesome and functional medical devices for the US and for third world countries while working in an active team, which really prepares you for the real engineering world. This year, I have been putting my electronics and physiology knowledge to the test with my team’s current project related to maternal health in third world countries!

What’s your favorite thing about this school?
​I literally have been staring at this question for way too long, I’m struggling to only say one. Honestly, the students at Hopkins are insanely intelligent, very down-to-earth, and extremely passionate about what they are interested in. Being surrounded by these types of people allow you to learn a lot, pursue your passions enthusiastically, and strive to make a difference in the Hopkins and global community, and this type of inspiration can really facilitate professional, social, and personal growth in unimaginable ways. (Other than that, challenging academics, awesome administration, abundant research opportunities, lively campus, etc. also count as favorites!)