Name: Alyssa Wooden
Graduation Year: 2020
Major(s): Public Health, Cognitive Science
Hometown: Acton, MA
Your reaction when you found out you were admitted to Hopkins?
Surprised–it was definitely unexpected! The shock was quickly replaced with excitement and pride, though.
Five things every student in the Class of 2020 must bring with them?
Favorite campus tradition?
Lighting of the Quads was cold, but the donuts were delicious and the air was thick with Christmas spirit.
Number one piece of advice for incoming freshmen?
Definitely consider doing a pre-orientation program! I did an Experiential Education (Outdoors Club) pre-o and it’s how I met some of my closest friends.
What do you do in your free time?
Hang out in the FFC, movie nights in a Wolman common room, explore new buildings/parts of campus
Coolest under-the-radar spot on campus?
The bouldering cave
What were you most excited about when you were an incoming freshman?
Living on my own in a new city for the first time and taking part in all the awesome Hopkins traditions
What emoji best describes your college applications mood?
Girl with hands clasped above her head