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Name: Ibrahim J.

Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan

Anticipated Major(s): Public Health

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? I discovered Hopkins after gaining interest in the field of medicine. Googling symptoms and causes of different illnesses faced by people around me, I always ended up on the Johns Hopkins website. After learning more about the institution, I was amazed and inspired by the institution’s revolutionary research and innovation since their founding. After attending JHU’s summer program this year, and interacting with their renowned faculty, I was convinced that there is no better school for me to learn at to prepare myself for making a positive impact on the world.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Social Entrepreneurship

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”—Horace Mann. We as humans have an average life span of 79 years. Soon after our death we will be forgotten, unless we have made an effort to improve peoples lives.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? Meeting students from around the world, playing on the soccer team, conducting research on adolescent mental health, and learning as much as I can from the amazing faculty and fellow Blue Jays!

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!) Throughout my life I, alongside those around me have faced an issue with the lack of facilitation for mental well-being. After realizing the severity of this globally occurring problem, I decided I needed to make a change and help serve the unserved. This led to the founding of Youtopia, a social enterprise aiding the society by:

  1. Raising awareness: By building a global youth led community of over 350 members from 8 different countries who act as ambassadors, helping those in need by connecting them qualified experts.
  2. Educating the public: Carrying out global educational campaigns (through webinars and social media) with the help of experts and ambassadors.
  3. Improving the facilitation for those affected by mental illnesses: By developing an application that makes seeking therapy and professional help more efficient and effective.