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Name: Catherine L.

Hometown: Pearland, Texas

High School: Glenda Dawson High School

Anticipated Major: Biology

Who is the most influential person in your life? My mom!

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I discovered Hopkins with the help of some friends, who recommended that I should research Hopkins and see if it would suit me well. I ended up applying, since I felt that as a student at Hopkins, I would be able to further my knowledge of the biology field and find great research opportunities and challenges. I’m very excited to experience Hopkins and be a part of the Hopkins class of 2022!

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Visit the colleges you want to go to. Decide whether the college, its programs, and majors suit you and consider if you can see yourself living there for the next few years.

What’s the accomplishment you’re most proud of? Co-authoring two cancer research publications and taking part in cancer research.

What crazy invention would you love to design? The invisibility cloak from the Harry Potter series!

If you could get ice cream with one person (real or imaginary; dead or alive), who would it be and what kind of ice cream would you get? Isaac Newton; coffee ice cream

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for…” My first grade teacher, who encouraged me to break free from my shyness, and my parents, who supported and motivated me to never give up.