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Name: Faith M.

Hometown: Centreville, MD

Anticipated Major(s): Environmental Studies

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? I attended the JHU fall open house in 2019. I immediately fell in love with the campus, the people, and the overall environment! I could see myself really thriving there. I applied ED because I knew Hopkins was a match for me, and that being a Blue Jay would give me opportunities I couldn’t find elsewhere.

Who is the most influential person in your life and why? My mentor, Judy, at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. She has been a conservationist for over 50 years and has a PhD in ornithology. Judy showed me that my love for wildlife could become a career.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Environmental Sociology: I love exploring the relationships between humans and the natural world.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Eat lots of seafood. I am a Maryland native, after all.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I definitely want to be a part of campus activism, like environmental advocacy and equal rights groups.

How has your family background or life experiences shaped you? Growing up along the Chesapeake Bay undoubtedly gave me a certain appreciation for the outdoors. I spent much of my childhood exploring muddy shorelines. By the age of 9 I had a pair of binoculars and quickly became an avid birdwatcher. These experiences made me passionate about protecting the environment and all it has to offer.

What crazy invention would you love to design? An instant composter!

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring.”

What fictional character do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? Making likeminded friends!

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!) Right now…Getting into Hopkins!!

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? I’d get pistachio ice cream with Eleanor Roosevelt.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _____________ (person/place/thing/experience/etc.).” People telling me I couldn’t.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) Saving the planet from climate change.