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Name: Joshua W.

Hometown: San Jose, CA

High School: Riverside High School

Anticipated Major(s) and Minor(s): Neuroscience and Public Health Studies

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I always knew I wanted to go into either research or med school, and Hopkins is one of the best (if not the best) for both, so it was a pretty easy choice. In addition, the “underdog” nature of Hopkins really spoke to me, and the nearby opportunities such as the Johns Hopkins Hospital and NIH facilities definitely didn’t hurt.

What fictional character (Hermione Granger, Holden Caulfield, etc.) do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? Tony Stark! His sarcasm and humor combined with rare moments of compassion and his desire to always innovate is a mirror representation of me.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? Adulting: Living as an adult, relying on myself for food, housing, and chores, and not having anyone breathing down my shoulder.

Where do you hope to get involved in on campus? Debate! I’ve always loved debating and going to tournaments around the United States for the past four years, and would love to be a part of the Johns Hopkins Debate Council!

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Try out all the nearby restaurants; gotta eat big to get big! #bulkingszn