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Name: Abigail S.

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Anticipated Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply? I knew about Hopkins since I was a little kid. I wanted to apply because of the endless research, internship, and shadowing opportunities available.

Who is the most influential person in your life and why? My mom is the most influential person in my life. She grew up in India and as a kid whenever it would rain she’d have to put pots and pans under the holes in the roof to keep the house from flooding. She’d watch her neighbor with polio walking outside and he didn’t have a roof at all to find shelter under and she’d invite them into her house. In this way she was able to use what little privilege to help someone else. Hearing about her compassion and her life experiences taught me the value of serving others and using the privilege you have for others.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I’m excited to meet new people, try new food, and explore Baltimore!

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _____________ (person/place/thing/experience/etc.).” The relationships, connections, and people who have helped me along the way.