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Name: James I.

Hometown: Piscataway, NJ

Anticipated Major: Applied Math

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I was recruited to play baseball and fell in love with the campus and the people!

Who is the most influential person in your life? My dad.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “Work ethic turns excuses into success stories” -Unknown. This quote reminds me to have a DESPITE attitude, not a BECAUSE attitude, and to treat every obstacle as a challenge and an opportunity.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Do not get caught up in name brands and pipe dreams. If you work hard anywhere, you’ll get where you want to go.

If you could give your junior-year-of-high-school-self one piece of advice, what would it be? Have fun and don’t always take life so seriously.