Johns Hopkins University
BackgroundInterview Date:Winter 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Half Asian and half White
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2020
High School Experience: Private school in Los Angeles, CA with a graduating class of about 330 students. There was a strong culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Majors: Double Major in Cognitive Science with a focus on Neuroscience and Film and Media
Extracurricular Activities: I’m on the club squash team, I’m in an acapella group called the Mental Notes, I’m in Studio North which is a student-run film production company, and I’m a member of Greek life. I used to be a varsity athlete.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
My acapella group has made a huge impact on my whole Hopkins experience. I came in as a freshman on a varsity sports team, so I only knew athletes. There’s definitely a culture here that if you’re an athlete, you hang out with other athletes and if you’re not an athlete you don’t see athletes. I really wanted to keep singing, so I auditioned for the Mental Notes. It’s not super serious and is really fun. I’ve made my best friends in the group and it’s a great culture to be in an organization that is so bonded. You also get to make friends in other grades and have role models in other grades who can help you out.