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Name: Anthony R.

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland

Anticipated Majors: Molecular and Cellular Biology and Environmental Science and a minor in linguistics

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I discovered Johns Hopkins while researching schools with a strong focus in biological research. When I found out that the campus also offered fencing, I was convinced that it was the perfect choice, and applied early decision to increase my chances of getting in.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) If I was qualified, I would love to teach a class on xenobiology! I think it would be the most amazing experience of my life, not only conducting research on extraterrestrial life, but also helping shape the future pioneers of the field! I would be leaving a human legacy that would stretch into the planets of other galaxies! On a more earthly level, I would be very proud knowing that my students would be recieving an education that would land them excited and impactful careers.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I am immediately going to sign up for the fencing club! I’ve been fencing for a few years before I applied to Hopkins and over that time I really fell in love with the sport, and I would never give it up! I also made a lot of friends through fencing, so I am excited to see that trend continue during college.

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? I would get an icecream with my great grandfather Solomon. He was a cardiovascular surgeon in the USSR and a volunteer at the NIH. I would get chocolate icecreams for us both, because its the safest option when you don’t know what flavors the person likes.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for ______________________.” The support and advice from my parents, my extended family and my superiors at the NIH. Without their example, I would never have set the goals I needed to succeed.