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Name: Emma W.

Hometown: Durham, NC

Major(s): International Studies and History

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? I was excited about how Hopkins encourages discovery and finding solutions to global problems. From all the intriguing research possibilities in the realm of foreign affairs to getting hands-on experience and global opportunities in my intended career path, I knew that Hopkins would be the perfect place for me to learn.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) If I could teach one course at Hopkins, I would teach the Star Trek and Diplomacy Intersession class. From discussing real-world problems in international affairs to the philosophies and moral values of different groups in the show, this class is a great way to explore diplomacy, power, and conflict.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? I cannot wait to visit all the museums. From the Baltimore Museum of Industry and the Baltimore Museum of Art to the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, there are so many areas and topics I hope to explore.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I hope to get involved with the International Studies Leadership Council. From organizing events to working directly with faculty, I am excited about being able to get directly involved with the IS program as soon as I get to campus.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I am most excited about the possibility of being able to study abroad at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Bologna Center in Italy. I would love to participate in career and study trips all across Europe while taking advanced courses in political science, history, and economics with a small group of students.