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Name: Heena S.

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Anticipated Major: Biomedical Engineering

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I first discovered Hopkins when I was researching for summer programs to take in my junior year. I really like how Hopkins provide students different research opportunities, allowing students to understand and use the most up-to-date technologies.

Who is the most influential person in your life? My host mom. She has encouraged me to do whatever that sparked my interests. My host family has really supported me the best they can through out my high school career.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “It never hurts to try.” It is what my host mother always says to inspire me to try million different things that I have never experienced before.

What fictional character do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? Sherlock Holmes. I really like how Sherlock Holmes always keep calm and analyze his surroundings to figure out details in different people. I think it’s an important trait because sometimes I can notice people in help or depression easily through analyzing surroundings.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for ________________.” My wonderful high school teachers and counselor, my host family, and my parents.