Name: Jimmy P.
Hometown: Berkeley Heights, NJ
High School: Governor Livingston High School
Anticipated Major: Biomedical Engineering
How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? Hopkins has always been my top school, and when I came to tour it the fall of my junior year and again over the summer, being on-campus I knew it was where I wanted to be for sure.
If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) “Illusions, Delusions, and Other Confusions” definitely sounds like one of the coolest classes at Hopkins.
How has your family background or life experiences shaped you? As a triplet, life is always super hectic and busy, but it’s taught me a lot about how to work with others and find a balance.
What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Focus on finding a school that has a good fit for you, both academically and socially.
What fictional character (Hermione Granger, Holden Caulfield, etc.) do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? Definitely Ross Geller from Friends.
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? I’d get ice cream with Elon Musk, probably mint chocolate chip.
If you could give your junior-year-of-high-school-self one piece of advice, what would it be? Don’t stress so much! Keep working hard but find time to enjoy the year.
What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? I’m excited to get to know all the different neighborhoods and explore everything the city has to offer.