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FAQ

11870712_10153462240221183_6193711036319378336_nMajor: Mathematics and Philosophy

Hometown: Bloomington, IN

How did you react when you found out you were admitted to Hopkins? I had two reactions to my acceptance. The first, obviously, was excitement; I had the opportunity to attend a prestigious school with which I have a close family connection. My second reaction was stress. I applied Regular Decision, and now faced a tough choice. Ultimately, it didn’t take long before I decided Hopkins was (and is) the place for me.

What do you wish you knew before arriving on campus? There’s a lot more to Baltimore than Charles Village! It took me far too long to begin exploring the rest of the city; I wish I had taken advantage of all that Baltimore has to offer as a freshman. Also, take advantage of the FFC—never again will you have all-you-can-eat buffet food access anytime you want.

What’s one thing no Hopkins student should ever leave freshmen year without doing in Baltimore? There’s a lot more to Baltimore than Charles Village! It took me far too long to begin exploring the rest of the city; I wish I had taken advantage of all that Baltimore has to offer as a freshman. Also, take advantage of the FFC—never again will you have all-you-can-eat buffet food access anytime you want.

What do you do when you’re not studying? I spend my free time ballin’ out at the Rec center (translation: playing pick-up basketball) and playing guitar. I’ve studied classical guitar since I was four years old and love playing and writing my own music (Rite of Spring, Google us). (Not the Tchaikosvky ballet)

Why did you come to Hopkins? Once I decided I wasn’t going to play baseball in college anymore, I began considering what schools would give me the opportunities to pursue my hobbies of music and outdoors sports, as well as an unrivaled academic experience. Johns Hopkins’ central location on the East Coast gave me the chance to get out of the midwest and live somewhere new for a change. Also, the mathematics department offers a four-year dual-degree BA/MA program which is INCREDIBLE. This was such unique, amazing opportunity that no other school I considered could offer.

What’s your favorite academic experience thus far at Hopkins? The opportunity to teach section meetings as an Undergraduate TA for the mathematics department. I’ve had countless great academic opportunities in all of the interesting classes that I’ve taken, but nothing quite compares to being able to teach and provide a valuable resource for other students.

What is the coolest under-the-radar spot on campus? Enter cheat-code: my office in Krieger Hall. As a TA I get an office on the 4th floor of Krieger Hall, and it makes me feel highly intellectual and more important than I actually am. But, it gives me my own private study space, as well as a location to work with the students in my sections.

What emoji best describes your college applications mood? The little purple devil face.