Student Profiles

Braxton Ransaw ’21

Braxton was attracted by Hopkins’ reputation in the life science and medicine, and his plan was to major in chemistry and become a cardiologist. However, he ended up majoring in […]

Calvin Barber, ’21

Calvin Barber chose Hopkins for college because of the opportunities it affords to “learn from and interact with great researchers who care deeply about their chosen fields.” Calvin double majored […]

Charlie Nguyen ’21

“I was interested in studying public health in college, but Johns Hopkins was initially not on my radar. A teacher in high school encouraged me to consider it.” Charlie ended […]

Chikaneme (Chika) Orioha ’21

Chikaneme (Chika) Orioha double-majored in economics and natural science with a minor in psychology.  Having lived most of her life in Texas, she was interested in moving to Baltimore: “a city […]

Emma KurtzFreilich ’21

Emma KurtzFreilich chose to study at Johns Hopkins because of its culture and emphasis on research. “I knew that Johns Hopkins attracts hard-working students who are driven and genuinely invested in […]

Jeremy Costin ’21

Why did Jeremy Costin choose to study at Hopkins? “It checked off all the boxes for me. It was close to home (Westchester County, New York) but not too close to […]

Kristofer Madu ’21

Kristofer (Kris) Madu chose to study at Hopkins because “its people are exceptional: students, professors, and members of the community alike. It is filled with opportunity. Over the past four […]

Mecca McDonald ’21

Hailing from Jamaica, Mecca McDonald chose to study at Hopkins because of its world-renowned reputation: “I wasn’t sure I would get in, but I thought it worth exploring. I’m glad […]

Nina Tophoff ’21

Nina Tophoff decided that she wanted to study at Hopkins because of the flexible curriculum, allowing her to explore her own interests. She loved how many people at Hopkins were able […]

Roma Wang ’21

Yinuo (Roma) Wang hails from Beijing, China, and triple majored in economics, mathematics, and applied math and statistics. She chose Johns Hopkins because of its commitment to research and studied […]

Serena Goldberg ’21

Serena Goldberg was attracted to Hopkins because of the unparalleled research opportunities it offers. As a Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellow, she had guaranteed funding for a research project. “I heard […]

Tess Snyder ’21

Tess Snyder grew up in Hanover, New Hampshire, but chose to come to Baltimore because of Hopkins’ focus on research. “I also liked how flexible the curriculum is, which allows […]