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Name: Chinazaekpere N.

Hometown: Illinois

High School: Hinsdale Central High School

Anticipated Major: Biology (pre-med)

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? A family friend suggested I check out the school. As cliche as it sounds, the more I learned about Hopkins the deeper I fell in love. I knew this was where I wanted to go, so I decided to apply ED.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? Inhale Courage. Exhale Fear. My basketball coach says this before every game and it’s a great reminder that I just have to play freely and enjoy myself. I think the quote applies to everyday life as well.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I’m most excited to meet new people and get involved through clubs.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I would like to join ASA and any music groups.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _________________________ (person/place/thing/experience/etc.).” My mother. She’s my biggest supporter and always encourages me to be my best.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) Pediatric surgeon.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Explore the cities with friends and find good places to eat that locals insist are the best!