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Name: Caroline W.

Hometown: Cary, NC

High School: Enloe High School

Anticipated Major(s) and Minor(s): Biology

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? On my first day as a research intern, I was assigned to watch two lectures and read three papers, all published by Hopkins Professor XinZhong Dong from the Solomon H Snyder Department of Neuroscience. By the time I had put down the last paper, Hopkins had become an epitome of cutting edge research – I scheduled tours, talked to current students, and was amazed by the sheer volume of impact Hopkins had on the research community. While attending an overnight at Hopkins to cement my desire to apply ED, I was lucky enough to witness students of different backgrounds helping each other out; donating their effort, laptops, textbooks, and time while snacking on chicken tenders in the FFC. Those moments truly convinced me that Hopkins was the perfect environment for me.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? In hindsight, the college application processing is defined by the steps you’ll take in self discovery – visit campuses, and allow yourself to decide if you can see yourself eating ice cream, studying, and enjoying four years with the students around you.

What crazy invention would you love to design? A translator for all languages – and animals!

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I’m excited to attend concerts by the All-Nighters, spend meaningful time with young patients with Hopkins Art Cart, and jam to the latest K-Pop hits with Korean Pop Motion.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Get my first taste of Old Bay seasoning!