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Name: Jeffrey X.

Hometown: Irvine, CA

High School: Brainerd Senior High School

Anticipated Major(s) and Minor(s): Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Aerospace Engineering, etc.

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I found online and from older friends that it was the most well established, funded and OG research university out there.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Go for the major, not the name.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? Exploring the edge of science in the APL.

What crazy invention would you love to design? 50hp i4 skateboard.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Parks and Recreation. I identify with Leslie Knope.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Student clubs to fit all of my passions.

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? Isaac Newton, mint chip.

If you could give your junior-year-of-high-school-self one piece of advice, what would it be? You’d rather try now than next semester!