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Name: Kush K.

Hometown: Connecticut

Anticipated Major: Biology or Chemistry on the pre-med track

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I have always heard of Johns Hopkins since I was little. I finally got a chance to tour in my junior year of high school and absolutely loved Baltimore and the campus. I was amazed by all the opportunities undergraduates had and the supportive community. I always wanted to be able to participate in ground breaking research in college and JHU was the perfect place where I could do this alongside world class professors. So, when it came to applying to college, Hopkins was a clear first choice and I am so happy that I applied. I can’t wait to meet other students and professors at Hopkins and be apart of the Blue Jay community!

Who is the most influential person in your life and why? My parents are the most inspiring people in my life. They left the comfort of their home country to come all the way to the US in order to create a better life for my siblings and I. I am so thankful for all the sacrifices they have made and couldn’t be here without them today.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore?
I can’t wait to explore Baltimore and the Inner Harbor area as well as try out all the restaurants (perks of going to a college in the city).

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I’m super excited to make new friends and meet all the amazing people at Hopkins. I also can’t wait to start researching with my peers and alongside renowned professors. I have only done small high school lab experiments and am eager to research on a grander scale.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? I would definitely recommend touring a college rather than simply applying. My family and I were hesitant at first to drive all the way to Hopkins to visit, but it was totally worth it. And then there were some schools which I thought I would like, but found out that was not true after touring. Being able to physically experience the community and culture of a college is essential when searching for colleges.