Quan2-minMajor: Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Public Health Studies

Hometown: Wilmington, DE

How did you react when you found out you were admitted to Hopkins? I was in so much shock. I actually had to keep checking the portal periodically because I was afraid I was given my acceptance on accident.

Five things every student in the Class of 2020 must bring with them? 1 – a thirst for knowledge 2 – an open mind 3 – a reusable coffee mug 4 – jersey sheets 5 – a planner

What do you wish you knew before arriving on campus? There’s a big chance that what you plan on studying and majoring in will change completely.

Favorite campus tradition? Spring Fair, of course.

The one thing all Hopkins freshmen should do in Baltimore? Learn about and experience its history, its problems, its charms, its people. Find a new place in Baltimore to discover every week, and go exploring.

Number one piece of advice for incoming freshmen? Be excited, be confident.

What do you do when you’re not studying? Spend way too much money on food in Baltimore.

Why did you come to Hopkins? Baltimore, the campus, no core curriculum, the strength of both schools – Whiting and Krieger.

What’s been your favorite memory so far? The end of April last year. It was jam packed with Homecoming weekend and Spring Fair weekend, and it was just awesome to see everyone just have an absolute blast and enjoy each other, the lacrosse game, the weather, and the food and music of Spring Fair.

What’s been your favorite academic experience so far? Taking a class on race relations this past spring was truly eye-opening and was also just taught by one of my favorite professors I’ve had since coming to Hopkins, Dr. Meredith Greif.

What is the coolest under-the-radar spot on campus? Mudd Atrium. I don’t do enough studying here anymore.

What were you most excited about when you were an incoming freshman? Honestly, everything. Just being AT college. Meeting new people. Learning. Having freedom and responsibility.

What emoji best describes your college applications mood? The side-eye. But that describes my mood all the time.