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Name: Nafisa H.

Hometown: Hatfield, PA

High School: North Penn High School

Anticipated Major(s) and Minor(s): Biology

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? Johns Hopkins has been my dream school since I joined the CTY program in seventh grade, and I applied Early Decision since I knew it was my first choice because of its great opportunities and classes for premed students.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? I live my life by a quote I saw on a generic tumblr text post: “If it scares you and excites you at the same time, that means you should probably do it.” That quote has helped me get over my fear of the unknown and learn to embrace new experiences instead.

What fictional character (Hermione Granger, Holden Caulfield, etc.) do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? My favorite character of all time is Luna Lovegood. I wouldn’t say I’m as absent minded as she is, but I relate to her quirkiness and we’re both Ravenclaws! I really admire her refusal to let anyone affect her happy mood and how even if she seems kooky, she’s really wise and always has notable things to say about human nature.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? I’ve been to the Baltimore Aquarium a lot with different people each time and I’ve walked around Inner Harbor plenty of times, but I’ve always wanted to go on those dragon boats! Definitely the first thing on my to-do list for next fall.