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Name: Hussein M.

Hometown: Mombasa, Kenya

Anticipated Major: Computer Science

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I discovered Hopkins from reading a novel where the protagonist was a successful alumnus of JHU. I decided to apply early to Hopkins because I felt bound to the school even without the legal agreement.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Arrested Development: Foreign Investment and Corruption in Emerging Markets.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? The Nigerian proverb – If a lizard falls from a tree performing a backflip and no one praises it, it praises itself. It has taught me the importance of self appreciation and resilience.

If you could give your junior-year-of-high-school-self one piece of advice, what would it be? Do not take for granted all the opportunities that will fall your way.