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Name: Michelle C.

Hometown: Irvine, CA

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I first discovered Hopkins, back in third grade, when my piano teacher shared the celebratory news of her son’s acceptance into JHU with my mom and me after my lesson. Fast forward a few years later, during my college search, the frankness and excitement I consistently found in every featured Hopkin’s student testimonials I had read and Hopkins’ regard towards perceiving the attributes of curiosity, multi-dimensional perspective, and active participation in the community as the main tenants of a valuable education solidified my decision to apply Early Decision to Hopkins.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Never forget the power of perspective and imagination.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Queer Eye (+ a tissue box)

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? American Mock World Health Organization, HERO, Global Medical Brigades, Hopkins Undergraduate Student Research Journal, Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, Musicare, and I need to work on narrowing down my list 🙂

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for ___________________.” my aspiring Royal Ballet Opera House ballerina sister, hilarious brother, my best friends and teammates, teachers who have shown me the beauty of learning, and, of course, my parents.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) My dream is to have become an ER surgeon or neonatal physician and college professor; a regular museum-goer and concert-goer with a bombastic taste in fashion; a traveler who has gone to at least 27 countries; an activist who has spoken at TedX and is constantly driven by her motivation to help others; a member of WHO or the UN; an aspiring writer who is working on a book that could be compared those written by Virginia Woolf and Albert Camus; and a fit marathon runner and biker.