JHU Chirps 8

Name: Rebecca Stringham

Major: Writing Seminars, Minor in Psychology & English

Hometown: Morganville, New Jersey

Year: Class of 2014

What’s your biggest struggle right now?

Balance. Between being a student, an RA, a friend & a senior trying to get into grad school, I can get spread pretty thin. But I have learned how to set my priorities & take advantage of any breaks I can get in order to give my best to everything I do.

What’s a piece of advice you would give to an incoming student?

It’s okay to change. Your friends will change, your major will change, your dorm will change and you will change—and not all change is bad. It’s all about how you make things work for you.

What do you do when you’re not studying?

I do a lot of things if I’m not studying, but if I want to do something not work-related: I’ll chill with my friends in their rooms or chill with the RAs in our staff lounge. If I want some me time, I will find something to watch on my computer; whether it’s a movie, TV show or just surfing through Youtube, I like to relax on my bed & veg out for a few to recharge.

What’s your favorite memory since you’ve been at Hopkins?

There are honestly too many to choose from, but one of my favorites is from Intersession my freshman year. We got hit with a blizzard, so a lot of my housemates & I (Roycers!) went to play on the Beach. We made a gigantic snowball that we rolled all the way to the bottom; it was so awesome that someone had to give you a boost to sit on top of it. Then we took an awesome photo standing on the Johns Hopkins University sign. I would say that was a moment when I felt like I truly belonged somewhere.