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Name: Ethan L.

Hometown: Miami, FL

Anticipated Major and Minor: Biomedical Engineering, History minor

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender” – Winston Churchill, 1940. Every great thing in life we try to accomplish is like a battle. From trying to do well on a test to getting a job, I remind myself of the struggle faced by those who defend freedom. I can’t help but feel inspired and stay determined to reach my dreams.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Try the food.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I hope to get involved in Hillel and research! I’m also interested in JHU Magic. Hoping they don’t disappear on me…

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Sit down and think about who you want to become. I don’t mean what job you want or what degree, but who as a person. Think about what you hope to do. Do you want to shape the world? Feed the hungry? Cure a disease? The most important thing in the college search is having a dream. It’s important to dream big and keep reminding yourself of it. Find a place and a group of people that will propel you to reach your dreams.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I’m excited to meet everybody! Just sitting on the JHU discord made me want to commit sooner, so I’m excited for the fall.

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? Kenneth Cula (my best friend since pre school) and cookie dough ice cream

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for ______________________” My sister. She has supported me through everything and helped me become who I am today. Watching her as a kid, I learned that if you really work hard you can make something out of nothing. Every test I failed and answer I got wrong, I thought of my sister and it kept me inspired.