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Name: Ruby S.

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Anticipated Major(s): Undecided but something health sciences related

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? I first discovered Hopkins when I chose to attend a virtual open house as recommended by my college counselor. I quickly realized Hopkins was the perfect place for me to and grow and learn, and I believe they have the tools to help me find the best version of myself.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? I have a quote on the bulletin board above my desk that says “practice finding joy in challenges.” I think its a really good reminder that even difficult things have a positive side, and its possible to find fun in almost anything.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? I’m looking forward to having some real independence and discovering the city with new friends!

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Trust your instincts when it comes to choosing schools—statistics aren’t everything.