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student Isabella

Name: Isabella V.

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Anticipated Major: Neuroscience, Economics

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? The summer after my junior year, I got a brochure in the mail from Hopkins, so I just decided to check out the JHU website and take a virtual tour. I really liked what I learned, especially about the research opportunities and the flexibility of the curriculum (as I want to study two very different subjects!) This was in late summer, so I asked my parents to let me go to Baltimore before Early Decision time to visit campus. This visit drew me to JHU even more, so I applied early!

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali I’ve always tried to live by this quote by putting 110% effort into everything I do, so to me, this quote really defines success.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Look into every college, even if you don’t initially think it’ll be the right fit for you. You may surprise yourself and really like a school you hadn’t originally considered applying to.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? Qualifying for the tennis districts tournament as a doubles team with my sister!

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I’m really excited about taking specific, unique classes (especially those in the biological field) and about meeting people from around the world.

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? Steven King and chocolate ice cream! I’m a huge fan of horror, and Steven King’s “Misery” is one of my favorite books.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) In ten years, I see myself completing my residency in an OB-GYN speciality (hopefully at Johns Hopkins)!