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Name: Ying Q.

Hometown: Beijing, China

Anticipated Majors: Biophysics

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I learned about Hopkins before I began my college search because Hopkins was the school doctors on TV series graduated from. As I started to think about colleges seriously, I realized the academic opportunities it had was just what I needed. Although it was a high reach, I decided to give it a shot.

Who is the most influential person in your life and why? My sister. While I’m interested in hard science, she studies social sciences in college. She teaches me to see things from different perspectives.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Chinese Sign Language

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Try some crab cakes

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Surely You’re Kidding, Mr. Feynman. I learn to appreciate the process but not the result from this book. It also teaches me to be bold and try things I enjoy.

What fictional character do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Although I don’t have a crush on a prince, I want to explore parts of the world that are different from what I’m living in.