13434751_10208368762390246_757183106625301223_nName: Emily Borst

Graduation Year: 2017

Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Westford, MA

Five things every student in the Class of 2020 must bring with them?

1. A refillable coffee cup/mug/thermos for discounted refills at every cafe on campus
2. Rainboots
3. Similarly, an umbrella
4. One of those portable back-up phone charger battery things
5. A Netflix account

Favorite campus tradition?

The night before the first day of finals, a group of streakers runs through the library to wish everyone luck. I don’t know who they are, but it definitely helps lighten the mood on B Level.

One thing no Hopkins student should ever leave freshman year without doing in Baltimore?

Go to an Orioles game or a similar event that really captures Baltimoreans’ pride in their home city. It runs deep, and being able to experience it firsthand is great.

Number one piece of advice for incoming freshmen?

Follow your gut and be impulsive. A lot of my best decisions were the impulsive ones.


Your favorite memory since you’ve been at Hopkins?

One night freshman year, my friends and I went to Iggie’s in Mt. Vernon for pizza and then walked all the way to Little Italy and the Harbor. It was one of those spontaneous things that I’m so happy happened.

Coolest under-the-radar spot on campus?

There are a lot of random tables at the ends of the hallways in the UTL. Each has a great view through the windows and is quiet enough to provide a secluded work environment.

What emoji best describes your college applications mood?

I think the poop emoji. The process is awful, but the smiley face shows you that it’ll all work out.