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Name: Enya W.

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Anticipated Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I’ve lived in Maryland my entire life, so Hopkins was always one of my top choices for its proximity and prestige. I decided to apply ED because I wanted to pursue biomedical research and Hopkins is pretty much the best place for that (Thirty six Nobel laureates!).

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) I would invent a class to design murals. A lot of schools have a big fine arts department, but it is often limited to the confines of flat surfaces and expensive materials: acrylics and oils on canvases. Murals are a form of art that contributes to the community, conveys a message and can have many many contributors. In high school I’ve worked on many murals especially around my high school, with fun math or science themes It’s not a form of art that’s framed and hung in galleries, but it’s an accessible piece that a lot of people see and participate in. Many people may not formally create an oil painting, but they can contribute to a large mural together.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? My top advice would be to go actually visit the campus. Not only can you fall in love with the small niches and beautiful library, you can also get a sense of how the students live and what kind of people they are.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I’m excited to have more freedom, and I’m looking forward to both exploring the city, and taking classes that I’m interested in with amazing, incredibly knowledgable professors.

What crazy invention would you love to design? A roomba, that instead of vacuuming the floor, paints an inspirational message on the ceiling every morning.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Research! The professors at Hopkins are amazing and I’m really looking forwards to spending time in the lab and learning about different fields of biomedical research.
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? Wayne Thiebaud, and strawberry ice cream.
Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for ______________.” My amazing tour guide, Isaac.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I want to see myself in blue PPE, standing tall and confident as either an accomplished researcher or a skilled doctor.