Name: Aron T.
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major(s): Biophysics, Pre-Health track
How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? Since an early age, it has been my dream to become a surgeon. As I matured, my knowledge in science subjects deepened and my experience as a volunteer broadened my horizons in the field of medicine. When I started looking at colleges, Johns Hopkins appeared everywhere as a leading institution in research, academics, medicine…evidently everything I was looking for. Moreover, the collaborative environment combined with world-renowned professors further proved to me that Hopkins was my best option.
If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) If I could teach one class, it would be Biophysical Chemistry. This class explains some of the most fascinating concepts—from statistical thermodynamics to conformational transitions in peptides and proteins—by combining knowledge from calculus, organic chemistry, biology, and physics. I love exploring the relationship between different subjects and how they can be used together to solve biological problems.
What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I definitely want to get involved in research. One of the reasons why I applied to Hopkins ED was because of the unmatched research opportunities it offers to students. Moreover, I also want to be part of pre-med organizations, such as the Alpha Epsilon Delta, and also volunteer at local hospitals.
What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? “Learning to Fly” by Pink Floyd has had the most profound influence on my life. This song truly resembles the story of my life and how I have been able to succeed so far in life. Prospective students: I started my main college essay with a small phrase from this song. (I hope that inspires some of you :).
What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I am most excited about meeting new people from around the world and exploring my academic/personal interests. Going to one of the best research universities in the world, I am certain that my future will be bright as I will have the opportunity to work alongside world-renowned faculty and meet impressive people who will push me even more to become the best person/student I can be.
What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!) Getting accepted to Johns Hopkins is definitely the accomplishment that I am most proud of. My family and I immigrated to the United States in 2016; in such a short time period, I was able to learn a completely new language, acculturate to a new culture, and overcome many other obstacles. Getting that acceptance letter from Hopkins was truly a dream come true: it was the culmination of all my hard work, and I have never felt this proud!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) I see myself as a resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (training for cardiothoracic surgery :).