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Name: Farina N.

Hometown: Chittagong, Bangladesh

Anticipated Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology, Mathematics

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? The first time I heard about Johns Hopkins was when I was watching ‘House M.D.’ -the series, where Dr. Gregory House studies at JHU about a couple of subjects of interest. Later on, while I was researching on my universities and undergraduate subjects, JHU stood out in most of the aspects. Due to its plethora of activities provided and it being one of the great universities in the US, I decided to apply for early decision.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Astrobiology

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.” – Langston Coleman

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Never procrastinate since you might miss out a deadline before you know it

What fictional character (Hermione Granger, Holden Caulfield, etc.) do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? I would say it is undoubtedly Hermione Granger ( of course not because it is in the question). Ever since I read all of the Harry Potter books and watched all the movies, I found a closer resemblance between the both of us. I really do not know if the character influenced me to become who I am today or if I have been like that from before but the similarities are nerve wrecking. Apologies if that was boasting since the character is remarkable herself.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? It would be receiving the 3rd place at the Biology Olympiad without any preparation.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I have never stayed at a dorm, so I guess that would something worth looking forward to. Especially at Johns Hopkins, I would love to taste the comfort it offers.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? It’s My Life- Bon Jovi

What crazy invention would you love to design? A serum that can create any food just by a small drop

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I hope to get involved in research and laboratory work. Alongside that, I want to take part in the art and sport clubs. I hope to learn cooking there from a cooking club if possible.

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? It would be with Hermione Granger and the ice cream would be butterbeer flavored.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _________________________ (person/place/thing/experience/etc.).” My father who never stopped pushing me to meet deadlines!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) I see myself as a professor of a very reputable university (such as JHU) and a renowned researcher of genetics. I would love to see myself being one of the noble laureates from JHU too!

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Since I have never been there, I hope to look around the city and visit different attractions and try out different cuisines since eating is my forte. I also want try out mountaineering and water activities with my friends.