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Name: Abby R.

Hometown: Port Jefferson Station, NY

Anticipated Major: Neuroscience

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply? My mom works at a large hospital and one of her doctors thought I would excel at Hopkins. I decided to apply after taking a virtual tour of the beautiful campus, researching their outstanding pre-med track and learning that there is a multitude of research opportunities at Hopkins.

Who is the most influential person in your life and why? My mom is the most influential person in my life. Every time she is knocked down, she gets right back up with a smile on her face.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I hope to join the softball team at a club level. While I want to mainly focus on my academics, I also love softball so being able to play in a less competitive environment would be ideal for me.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Don’t be afraid to listen to suggestions from other people, I found some of the best colleges (including Hopkins) this way! Don’t be intimidated by any college, you never know what can happen!

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I’m excited for more independence and being able to finally separate myself from my family and forge my own path in life.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for ____________________” my supportive family.