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Name: Evan L.

Hometown: Daqing, China

Anticipated Major(s): Biology

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? Amidst the coronavirus chaos, Johns Hopkins University remains as the beacon to the public because of its active role played during the pandemic and its voice of authority on statistics analysis.

Who is the most influential person in your life and why? Dr. Yee, an eye surgeon who specializes in dry eye symptoms. At his clinic, I gained exposure to the intricacy and complexity of Ophthalmology. Initially, the preliminary examination was challenging and tedious. When operating on the machinery to measure patients’ numbers, I had to ask them to lean their chins on the frame despite the constant itch in their eyes. Until one day, a patient named Samuel Woodward, whose eye was infected by parasites from raindrops, came in for his follow up diagnosis. Samuel’s improvements in vision after the treatments of Dr. Yee ignited my desire to become someone like him who contributes to his community with life science knowledge. Such experiences made me realize that science is only impactful when it is correctly translated into our community by the practitioners. I wanted to dedicate myself to the pursuit of wellness and compassion for others.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) How to live our life. We are always hurry to pursue different goals in our life, even goals we cannot achieve, but we should not forget to enjoy all the things we have and our life.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? See one, do one, teach one.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Athletic teams.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Don’t put a limitation on yourself. Just keep striving for your dream school.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? Meet new friends and search new opportunities.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!) A fundraising event collected 5000 dollars for purchasing medical supplies during COVID time.

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? SpongeBob SquarePants, strawberry flavor.