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student Lily

Name: Lily Z.

Hometown: Guangzhou, China

Anticipated Major(s): Public Health Studies and Computer Science

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I found Hopkins when I was researching public health majors online and fell in love with it. Hopkins became my dream school and I wanted to give it a try.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Tea appreciation. I am a big tea person and loves tasting and exploring all kinds of tea.

How has your family background or life experiences shaped you? I lived in China for the first 16 years of my life. Junior year I went to Tulsa, Oklahoma as an exchange student. There I met my loving American family and got fully submerged in American culture for the first time.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “If the whole world flattered him, he would not be affected thereby, nor if the whole world blamed him would he be dissuaded from what he was doing.” It comes from “Free and Easy Wandering” by Zhuangzi, a famous Chinese Taoist philosopher. It always reminds me of calmness in all situations.
What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov.