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Name: Krushang V.

Hometown: Surat

High School: Orchard Park High School

Anticipated Major: Neuroscience, Economics

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I first discovered Hopkins when I learned that Gregory House, in my favourite TV show “House, M.D.,” studied medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. Since that day seven years ago, I have fallen in love with the city of Baltimore and the Homewood Campus!

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

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Social Media Giants: Marketing Strategies

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “When you are not working, your competitor is working.” This quote is printed beautifully on a poster that hangs right in front of my study table. This quote has pushed me forward to work hard and give my best. The quote is inspired by the Rocky movie series.

How has your family background or life experiences shaped you? Significantly. I grew up in a family of 14 members. So when someone says “family,” I think of something totally different and unknown to most of the people around me.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? “Never, never, never, never give up!”

What fictional character (Hermione Granger, Holden Caulfield, etc.) do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? Sheldon Cooper.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? ICSE (Indian Boards Examinations) City Topper.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? Pulling out an all nighter.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? House, M.D.

What crazy invention would you love to design? Smart Glasses- because your eyes deserve better.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Volunteering

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? Srinivas Ramanujan. Savoury Chili Ice Cream.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _________________________ (person/place/thing/experience/etc.).” Gregory House.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) Resident Intern at Johns Hopkins Hospital

If you could give your junior-year-of-high-school-self one piece of advice, what would it be? Get outta room and take a walk to the park!