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Name: Maheen I.

Hometown: Hershey, PA

Anticipated Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? When I came to JHU for a Model UN conference, we took a toor of the university and I immediately fell in love with the spacious campus and beautiful architecture, as well as the top-notch academic programs.

Who is the most influential person in your life? My Mom! Her never-ending support is the reason I am going to Hopkins and I couldn’t thank her enough.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “It’s a beautiful day to save lives.” – Derek Shepherd My favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy and Derek Shephard has truly inspired me to pursue medicine even more, especially with his intense passion for helping others.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Start looking early! It will make Senior year so much less stressful. Plus – you’ll have time to do all the senior year traditions without worrying about college applications.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? Placing top 10 at National Brain Bee in Baltimore!

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I can’t wait to experience true independence. Although I will miss my chocolate-town of Hershey, I’m sure Baltimore will give me so many new memories to cherish.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Doctor Who – it taught me how to wonder and be myself.
What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Music-related clubs – I enjoy playing the violin and I hope to continue my musical education at JHU.
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? Sandra Oh – Cookies and Cream
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) Living in London as a neurosurgeon (hopefully!)
If you could give your junior-year-of-high-school-self one piece of advice, what would it be?