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Name: Darsh P.

Hometown: Monroe Township, NJ

High School: Monroe Township High School

Anticipated major(s) and minor(s) (can be undecided!) Biomedical Engineering with a minor in International Studies

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I discovered Hopkins very early in my life through its mention on the TV show House MD (fantastic show by the way I totally recommend). However, I never really gave a thought to applying until I settled on majoring in Biomedical Engineering. After I visited the Homewood campus, I fell in love and knew that Hopkins was where I wanted to spend the next four years of my life.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Do NOT try to force a connection with any school; you’ll know right away when a particular school is perfect for you in terms of location, programs offered, and student community life.

What fictional character do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? Sir Gawain from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

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? Stephen Colbert and Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream (duh)!