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Name: Joanna S.

Hometown: China

Anticipated Major: International Studies

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? Hopkins offers amazing International Studies program and research facilities which allow me to better pursue my passion.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) How to read palm and the History of Palm Reading.

How has your family background or life experiences shaped you? Since I was young, my dad has taken me on long trips to visit people with disabilities, homeless people and other disadvantaged minorities. Such experiences make me realize that there are many people in the world that need help. This is my incentive to study International Relations, because I want to help others in a global platform.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Black Mirror.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Standing in the UN and making a speech.

If you could give your junior-year-of-high-school-self one piece of advice, what would it be? Always do what you really want to do!