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Name: Aisha O.

Hometown: Newark, NJ

Anticipated Major(s): Molecular and Cellular Biology

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? I first heard of Johns Hopkins University during my first year of high school. My counselor sent me a list of colleges that she thought would be the best fit for me. Johns Hopkins University was on the list. I did some research, and it soon became my dream school. I decided to apply ED after I attended the HOME program. I was able to gain insight into different multicultural clubs and organizations. Knowing the academics at JHU, I needed the diversity to balance it.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? To explore the city and many food places!

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I am definitely joining some sort of African/African American club and social service club.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Research, Ask and Apply. Go on the internet, explore colleges, and try to visit. Ask your friends, mentors, counselor, or teacher which college they can picture you in. Apply, don’t give up without even trying.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Grey’s Anatomy. Every time I watch Grey’s Anatomy I see myself working in a medical facility.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? To meet new people and the research opportunities.

If you could get ice cream with one person (real or imaginary; dead or alive), who would it be and what kind of ice cream would you get? Chadwick Boseman and I will be getting Strawberry flavored ice cream.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _____________ (person/place/thing/experience/etc.).” My parents, the sacrifices that made keeps me going. My parents are both immigrants, and they both try to provide the best for me. Moving wasn’t easy, but they were there with me every step of the way. Love you, mom! Love you, dad!