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Name: Saad A.

Hometown: Doha, Qatar and Calgary, Canada

Anticipated Majors: Currently undecided, but am considering majoring in either Biophysics or Public Health Studies, along with a minor in Computer Integrated Surgery.

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? The combination of the strong biology program, interesting minors, and plethora of research opportunities made Hopkins one of my top choices. I decided to apply Early Decision after visiting the vibrant campus last summer and seeing the emphasis and support given to those on the pre-med track, and to students interested in performing research.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Applications of Biostatistics in Sports Analytics: How do Biological Factors Affect Sport Performance?

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? As of now, I hope to join the Hopkins Emergency Response Team (HERO), become a member of the JHU Quiz Bowl team, and conduct research, taking advantage of the many opportunities available to Hopkins undergraduates.

How has your family background or life experiences shaped you? As someone who was born in one country, grew up in a second, is graduating high school in a third, and parents were born in a fourth, my multiculturalism has made me an extremely adaptable individual, giving me a unique point of view.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I am most excited to take higher level classes in subjects which I am interested in, while still being able to explore new areas, learning from leaders in the field.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!) Captaining my school’s Varsity Academic Games team to a first-place overall finish in the Near East South Asia region, winning the MVP award in the process, and of course, getting into Hopkins!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) In 10 years, I hope to be in my second year of residency, having earned my M.D. two years prior.