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Name: Noah Z.

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Anticipated Major: Chemical and BioMolecular Engineering

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I first discovered it when my brother was doing his college search when I was 8 years old. I liked the school back then, and upon doing my own college search I rediscovered my want to go here!

Who is the most influential person in your life and why? The most influential person in my life is my Mom. As a former science and math teacher she instilled within me a passion for those subjects and she’s the reason I wish to further pursue them.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? I’m most excited to try the food in Baltimore, especially the seafood. I like seafood a lot, but unfortunately it’s not fantastic in Chicago.

What fictional character do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? The fictional character that most represents me as a person is Ben Wyatt from Parks and Rec. He’s extremely nerdy and very grounded in a calming way, kind of like me.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I’m most excited about the opportunity to explore subjects im interested in with others who are similarly interested in the same subjects. I’m also excited to go out and see more of the world.