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FAQ

Name: Antonella M.

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Anticipated Major(s): Molecular and Cellular Biology

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? I have always been very curious, questioning all of my surroundings since little, so research was a natural path for me, as well as choosing Hopkins. I first heard about JHU when speaking to my best friend with whom I shared my excitement for the MCB major. Yet what I looked forward to the most was Hopkins’ research possibilities and how it encourages students to question their surroundings like nowhere else.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Entrepreneurship in science! I have always been interested in making scientific solutions from discoveries that reach people. I would love to learn and teach how to turn a research paper into a reality.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “History has its eyes on you.” Besides being from my favorite musical, Hamilton, I always feel inspired by it as I think that I have the possibility of making a change that impacts others and lasts in time.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Mainly research, though I would love to join OLÉ and volunteer.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Begin early and you will have lots of time to make changes and finish your application as you wish. Time and help from friends and current college students were key for me.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _____________ (person/place/thing/experience/etc.).” My high school. I was always encouraged to aim higher and give my best. Because of my school I took part of extracurriculars through which I discovered my passion and always tried to find new challenges for myself.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) In a lab! The only way I can picture myself is doing lab work or some kind of research in cell biology and hopefully already with some groundbreaking discoveries.