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Name: Jacqueline S.

Hometown: Hampstead, MD

Anticipated Major(s): Political Science and maybe Jazz/Classical Voice (auditioning soon)

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? I visited and felt right at home among passionate, engaged students eager to change the world. I applied ED because of a gut feeling. Their proximity to DC also attracted me politically–I am looking to intern in DC and possibly take classes at SAIS. The lack of a core curriculum was also a draw-it will allow me to explore my interests right from the start across diverse fields rather than simply fulfilling the requirements of my major. They also offered me the opportunity to pursue my musical and academic interests concurrently and at a high level.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) The Science of Music: How Music Affects the Brain.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “Be the change you want to see in the world”–Ghandi. This quote reminds me that anyone can change the world in the way they would like to. I use this quote to remind myself that I do impact the world, no matter how small it is. I can also be a model for others to do the same.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I would like to join a band and write for The News-Letter!

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Just don’t look at College Confidential. Just don’t. Don’t compare yourself to others. You have no idea what admissions is looking for in applicants. And if you’re looking at this blog obsessively like I was before I received my decision–You are enough. It will all work out in the end, whether you get into Hopkins or not.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!) Standing up to and interrupting my representative at a town hall.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) The House of Representatives (I’ll be too young for the Senate!)