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Name: Jiangyu H.

Hometown: Guangzhou China

Anticipated Major(s): Applied Mathematics and Statistics/Computer Science

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? A student applied to Hopkins some years ago and she told me a lot about the school. I searched for information online and decided that this is where I want to go for university.

How has your family background or life experiences shaped you? United World College (my high school) enables me to interact with students from all over the world and approach different mindsets and opinions. I am more willing to listen to others without prejudice now.

What fictional character (Hermione Granger, Holden Caulfield, etc.) do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? I most relate to Clarisse McClellan in the novel Fahrenheit 451. We are both curious, cheerful and eager to find out more besides a given piece of information.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Les Miserables, both the original novel by Victor Hugo and the musical.

What crazy invention would you love to design? A cover for the car windows that can adjust the color (degree of darkness) and the amount of sunlight shining into the car.