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Name: Sananda P.

Hometown: Albany, NY

High School: Shaker High School

Anticipated Major: Medicine, Science, & the Humanities, Molecular & Cellular Biology, with a minor in Spanish

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? My cousin attended Hopkins and had always spoken very highly of the university and its plethora of opportunities, so I decided to visit campus. Once I stepped foot on campus, even before the information session or tour, I immediately felt at home. There was an inexplicable “this is the one” feeling and after learning about the amazing research opportunities and organizations such as the Hopkins Emergency Response Organization, I knew that Hopkins was my home. to the east coast, and the campus is beautiful.

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

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Medical Spanish.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? Getting into Johns Hopkins!

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? Meeting new people from all over the world and learning about other cultures!

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Friends (always makes me smile when I’m stressed)

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Hop Help Tutoring, Global Medical Brigades, Hopkins Emergency Response Organization, UNICEF at JHU

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? F. Scott Fitzgerald (my favorite author); cookies and cream ice cream with hot fudge!

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _________________________ (person/place/thing/experience/etc.).” The most important person in the world, my father, who has raised me as a single parent and supported my every dream and endeavor.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) Working as a doctor at the Johns Hopkins Hospital is the dream!

If you could give your junior-year-of-high-school-self one piece of advice, what would it be? Study hard, set high goals, and work passionately, but don’t forget to relax and enjoy high school

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Explore all the delicious cafes and restaurants and meet all the amazing people!