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student Jonathan

Name: Jonathan G.

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Anticipated Major: Computer Science

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I don’t remember when I first heard of Johns Hopkins. It’s such a famous school, I feel I always knew about it. After researching and visiting Johns Hopkins and other schools, I realized that JHU was the only school that would not only give me amazing research opportunities, but also the freedom to study science, engineering and the humanities as deeply as I wanted without having to commit to a particular school in advance. Once I realized JHU was my my first choice, applying early decision just made sense.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) I would teach a course on disinformation, our vulnerability to it, and the effectiveness of different strategies to combat it. I’d encourage students to think about how they could use media and technology to enhance the public’s critical thinking skills.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? Getting an award from Scholastic for a humor piece inspired by the idiocy of Youtube comments

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I can’t wait to join the esteemed Black and Blue Jay!