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Name: Barry X.

Hometown: Richmond Hill, Canada

Anticipated Majors: Biology

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? Johns Hopkins has been my dream university since I could remember.

Who is the most influential person in your life and why? Free Guang Zhang. He’s a friend that has taught me how to enjoy everything that I do and never fails to make me laugh.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) I would teach the culinary arts class and make chowder with my students

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Do your research! Make sure the university is a good fit for not just your studies, but also your lifestyle and character.

What crazy invention would you love to design? A device that feeds me when I’m using my hands for something else.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Avatar: The Last Airbender. I’ve been watching this show since I was 7, and it still hasn’t grown old. (P.S. Avatar > Legend of Korra).

What fictional character do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? Pumbaa the Warthog! I love eating so he’s like my spirit animal.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!) I learned to juggle with 3 oranges in less than an hour.