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Name: Alejandra L.

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Anticipated Major(s): Neuroscience

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? Alumni, and the research and opportunities that JHU offers are amazing. I couldn’t have chosen a better university to ED.

Who is the most influential person in your life and why? My grandmother, she taught me how to push forward and never give up.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) I love chemistry and would love to teach it.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Go out and meet new people.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Student life and various clubs!

How has your family background or life experiences shaped you? They made me who I am and shaped what I want to do in the future.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Find a university you like, don’t get influenced by others’ opinions.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? The Outsiders.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!) Winning various bowling tournaments and representing my island.

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? My grandfather who passed away before I was born and vanilla.

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’ and friends’ support.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) Operating room as a neurosurgeon.