Name: Maxwell R.  

Hometown: London, England  

Anticipated Major(s) and minor(s): History and Politics/Drama/Economics – I’ll definitley be doing a couple things. 

How did you discover Hopkins? I wanted somewhere where I could balance my sporting, performing arts, political and academic interests – and I found the best mixture in Hopkins. It had the best looking dog collars – so the pets were on the side as well. 

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? I would teach an English slang class – cockney, jamaican English, Nigerian English and all types of variations on the language that America speaks every waking minute. 

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few” – it reminds me what the efforts of those who dedicate themselves can mean for humanity as a whole. 

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? See what life in an American city is like. 

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Anything and everything. Drama, research, Greek life and especially soccer. 

How has your family background or life experiences shaped you? Chelsea FC: My pride in my hometown – that little part of South London – has gifted me a shared passion for the team that has allowed me to connect with so many other supporters. But it is also the pride that Chelsea fans take in their team that I endeavour to carry over to other pursuits in my life, that passion and dedication that I so admire Chelsea FC for. 

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Follow your heart not your whims. Take time to think rather than chasing after what other people would want. 

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!) When I was seven I missed out on the reward for the best grades for the whole year by one mark – and the leaderboard was read out from 3rd to first. I was the first to clap when they read out the first placed person, and when the teacher saw this he decided to award me an extra mark for my good conduct and I ended up sharing the award with the winner as a result.