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Name: Emily C.

Hometown: Paterson, NJ

Anticipated Major: Medicine, Science an the Humanities

Who is the most influential person in your life and why? The most influential person in my life is my mother because she has always loved me unconditionally and has fought to ensure that I had better opportunities than what she had when she was younger.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? A quote that inspires me is “I stopped looking for the light and decided to become it instead.” This quote is motivating to me because it is a reminder to me that I am capable of accomplishing anything no matter how hard it must seem. With hope and faith I will be able to accomplish anything I set my mind to.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? I have never been to Baltimore before, therefore I am excited to get the opportunity to explore the city and go to different parks and art museums in the area.

How has your family background or life experiences shaped you? My family has always instilled dedication and perseverance into me. They inspire me to work hard every day of my life and to be the best version of myself. My life experiences have taught me to always remain positive and grateful for everything that I have. For instance, when I volunteered at Hackensack University Medical Center, I had to interact with patients who were in unfortunate situations. This taught me to appreciate everything that I have and it fueled my desire to want to give back and help others as much as I possibly can.

What crazy invention would you love to design? I would love to design an invention my friends and I once thought of. The invention is a necklace that serves as a way for people to contact local authorities when they are in a dangerous situation. Taking out your phone and attempting to call someone would take too long and it could be nearly impossible to do in an emergency. After a button in the necklace is pushed down for five seconds, this necklace would automatically contact local authorities, who will be given your exact location through a GPS tracking system implemented in the necklace.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I am extremely excited and looking forward to having educational and career opportunities as a student at Hopkins. With the opportunities that Hopkins offers, I find myself equally intrigued by the academic, business, and professional networking that the university would allow me. This unique experience could transform my love and intensify my interest in the medical field.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for ____________________” I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for my family. They were the ones who have continuously pushed me to aim high and to be the best I possibly can be.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) I see myself doing my residency on my path to becoming an orthopedic surgeon.