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Name: Julia Q.

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Major(s): Economics and Political Science/Cognitive Science

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? I discovered Hopkins when I was researching universities with strong cognitive science and research programs in the US. My high school counselor encouraged me to look further into Hopkins. I decided to apply ED after visiting the campus and having an incredible experience; I loved the school environment, the student clubs and the amazing opportunities offered to undergrads.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) I would like to teach “Geopolitics of sports rivalries: Barcelona vs Real Madrid, SS Lazio vs AS Roma.”

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? I really want to visit Federal Hill Park and explore new restaurants.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I really want to get involved in the Hopkins cooking club, the Aerial circus club and the Project Finish to Start.

What crazy invention would you love to design? It’s not exactly a crazy invention, but I would love to create markers that don’t stain human skin. I used to teach kindergarten students, and whenever we used markers their hands would always get stained, and the ink would proceed to get everywhere: their uniforms, backpacks, toys, etc.

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Catch-22.

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? I’m really excited about meeting everyone and joining some student clubs, but also living in another country.

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _____________ (person/place/thing/experience/etc.).” My parents, who always encouraged me to study abroad and embrace the opportunities they never had.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) I want to work either in cognitive science research directed towards improving education methods or create a micro-financing company that helps to launch small businesses.