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Name: Haruna B.

Hometown: Mongolia/Denver, CO

Anticipated Major: History of Science, Medicine and Technology

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I discovered Hopkins when I began to look at the best universities for medicine in the world. I really discovered the spirit of the students and the wonderful environment of Hopkins that fostered creativity, collaboration, and curiosity when one of my teaching fellows at Mongolian Young Scholars Program was a current Hopkins student. Working with and learning from them, I knew that Hopkins was the right fit for me and that I would have the best experience here.

Who is the most influential person in your life? My grandfather. His life story inspires me to put in my best efforts and persevere no matter what for my hopes and dreams.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? Believe in those who believe in you. Sometimes we lack self-confidence and are unsure of our actions. In these moments, it’s always acceptable to believe in the people who believe in you when you can’t.

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

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Research and all the amazing clubs.

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? Cookies and cream with Stephen Colbert.

If you could give your junior-year-of-high-school-self one piece of advice, what would it be? It’s okay to feel unprepared. Just keep working hard and everything will turn out alright.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Explore donut shops and bookstores