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student Ameerah

Name: Ameerah A.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Anticipated Major: Medicine, Science, and the Humanities

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I discovered Hopkins my 8th grade when I read an article about the school; at the time, I wasn’t really thinking about college but once I got to high school I started doing more research and began to fall in love with the school. Upon exploring the majors and activities offered at the University; I discovered the Medicine, Science, and Humanities major and I instantly knew that it was the one for me. With my aspiration to go to medical school, my dire need to get out of the Texas heat, and my interest in research opportunities, I knew that Johns Hopkins University was where I really wanted to be.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Gender & Sexuality in African History

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together” I am a strong believer in the power of teamwork and support. Everything I am and will be in life is due to the support from the amazing people I have around me. I also know that other people share that mindset, so I try my best to do the same for others.

How has your family background or life experiences shaped you?  Having being raised mainly by my mother, I’ve grown up with the image of what a strong woman is supposed to look like. I’ve seen struggles that have taught just how effective perseverance and determination are.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? I am extremely proud of getting into Johns Hopkins University.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I hope to get involved in student government, journalism, and greek life.

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? I would love to get ice cream with Michelle Obama; I would get triple chocolate flavored gelato.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _______________.” The amazing village of people that have helped me blossom to the young lady I am today.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) I see myself as a practicing gynecology/obstetrics physician.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Eat!!!!