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Name: Yael K.

Hometown: Miami, FL

Anticipated Major and Minor: Biomedical Engineering and minor in Mathematics

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply? Honestly I first discovered Hopkins through Grey’s Anatomy. I did my research on the school and really liked its values and programs. I applied because Hopkins has the #1 BME program in the country and I knew I would thrive there!

Who is the most influential person in your life and why? My mom is by far the most influential person in my life. She has always been so strong for my siblings and I even in difficult times for our family. She always puts her best foot forward in everything and never fails to smile. She has shown me humility and kindness just through her actions and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without her.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? It’s not necessarily a quote, but I always live by the idea of being positive and surrounding yourself with people who bring in good energy. I don’t like dealing with things or people who always bring bad energy wherever they go or are very pessimistic.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I’m so excited for the learning experience! I can’t wait to be challenged and explore new ideas. I’m also super excited about meeting new people and creating many new friends in a whole different city.