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student Alina

Name: Alina G.

Hometown: Orange County, CA

Anticipated Major and Minor: BME and CS Minor

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? An awesome aluminus first told me about Hopkins the summer after my sophomore year. I went to Summer University at Hopkins last summer and I really loved the campus, the classes and the food (Yay PekoPeko!). So I applied Early Decision without hesitation.

Who is the most influential person in your life? My parents and my favorite cousin Tianyu. They taught me right from wrong and showed me how to love.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” — Sirius Black. It keeps encouraging me to grow into a better self, and to fill myself with positivity and kindness.