Name: Zhuochen Y.
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Anticipated Major: Public Health
How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I discovered Hopkins when I was watching Asian Dramas in 7th grade with my family in China. For some reason in all the shows, the super smart cousin that’s a doctor graduated from Johns Hopkins. After that I did some research on the school and talked with some alumni, but what won me over was the overnight visit. On the visit I met the most amazing people and right when I got home I changed my application plan to Early Decision.
Who is the most influential person in your life? The lead guitarist of my band.
Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “Fear is temporary, Regret is forever.” I hate regret. It is my least favorite emotion. I live my life trying not to regret anything.
What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Do your research on the school, visit them, discover what you really like. Do not apply to schools just because it has a big name and a lot of reputation. Really research into colleges, they will define not just the next 4 years but possibly your entire life.
What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? My first lacrosse goal. While it might not seem like much, it was a very nice goal against a very tough team. Also when I got featured briefly on Two Set Violins video: Reading Funny Classical Music Comments on Youtube. It was at 7:15 if you wish to see 🙂
What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? Meeting new people! Utilizing the amazing opportunities Hopkins provides! Eating at the FFC! (If you couldn’t tell, I really like food)
What crazy invention would you love to design? Something that can download consciousness and input them into other things (black mirror vibes).
What do you hope to get involved in on campus? The Frisbee Team, Intramural Lacrosse, PILOT and that’s just the beginning of the list
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? Tupac Shakur. I would LOVE to eat chocolate ice cream with one of the legends of rap.
What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? EAT! I can’t wait for the famous Baltimore blue crabs 🙂