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Name: Amy L.

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Major(s): Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? I first knew about Hopkins through the CTY program. Ever since I knew about Hopkins’ research opportunities, it became my top choice of college. As a STEM student, I was more than excited to be in a community where everyone is as passionate about science as I am. With that many peers and resources at a top research institution, what else can I ask for? 🙂

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Forensic Science. I love listening to crime podcasts and am really interested in piecing together clues to crack open a case.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “Don’t expect to see change if you don’t make one.” This quote reminds me to always have a growth mindset because I know that thinking that I don’t have the ability to change is just an excuse for me to remain fixed in my comfortable zone.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Explore the place and meet new people. I’ve never been to Maryland, only the areas around the state, so I’m really excited to live in a new city. In fact I’ve lived in Shanghai with my family my entire life, so living alone and in a new city will be a whole new experience on a whole other level.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Club volleyball and AMWHO!

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? 1. Never be afraid to try new things. 2. Know that if you don’t work hard right now, you will have to work harder later.

What crazy invention would you love to design? Polygraph test that has an 100% accuracy rate.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? Meeting new people and having a fresh start as an adult.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!) Becoming the volleyball captain as the shortest person on the team (I’m 5’3 hehe). Also getting into Hopkins!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) Being a member of the Johns Hopkins chapter to the AMWHO conference.