Name: Jocelyn S.
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Anticipated Major & Minor: Public Health Studies and minor in French
How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I discovered Hopkins by word of mouth — JHU is world-renowned for its resources and opportunities, so I’ve always viewed it as a hub of innovation. The bustling scene in Baltimore holds lots of hidden gems, creating a college town perfect for me. When I was researching universities, there was no other school that fit my needs as well as Hopkins, so I decided to apply ED!
Who is the most influential person in your life? My sister. She is the one person in my life that always cheers me on, pushes me to improve, inspires me to pursue what I love, challenges me to try new things, and she ALWAYS laughs at my jokes.
If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Chemical Engineering for Cosmetology
What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Find something that makes you lose track of time and go running with it! Honestly, there is no formula to getting into your dream school. What I have found to be the most valuable thing is to spend your time pursuing what you love and problems that you want to solve. True passion is what makes you stand out.
What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Legally Blonde: The Musical