Class of 2015
Read my blog: Class of 2015 Freshman Blog—Jacqueline M.
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Major: International Studies
Current residence: AMR I, Wood
Campus involvement: Videographer/Editor for Admissions, Woodrow Wilson Debate Council, Mock Trial, Blue Key Society, Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: First off, the location cannot be beat for students looking for internships and jobs in government, especially international studies. I knew early on when applying to colleges that, no matter how good the school claimed to be, if it was in the middle of nowhere it would be very difficult for me to have any exciting adventures off-campus. Second, the warmth of the student body is very visible here. While attending SOHOP this April, I was able to sit in on an Arabic class, and after class was over the girl sitting next to me began talking to me, asking me how I liked the school, did I need directions anywhere, did I have someone to sit with me at lunch? Finally, the professors are world-renowned, and seem to be very fair to students. I knew if I wanted an easy school I could go to a university ten minutes from my house, but Hopkins professors seem to do their best to make learning interesting.
Favorite class: My first year Arabic class. Cool language, cool professor, and everyone thinks you're really, really cool when you write their name in a different alphabet.
Favorite professor: Professor Deudney for International Politics. The man looks like a saxophone player for a jazz band and has referenced Harry Potter in class when describing romantic theories of nationalism. What more do you need?
My favorite character from a movie/book/television series: Neville Longbottom.
Favorite place in Baltimore: Chocolatea. I hate coffee but love tea and hot chocolate, so this place was amazing. So close to campus, so many good drinks, so much amazingly good food. Get the white tea macha coco-latte and the Rojak noddle bowl!
Favorite Johns Hopkins memory: On pre-Orientation, one of my leaders, Ryan, was celebrating his birthday. The other leaders had sneaked a box of funfetti cake mix and frosting in our food packs, so on our last night of pre-O we baked a cake with no milk, no eggs, and no oven. We made the oven by digging a hole in our fire pit, putting a fire at the bottom, putting the cake pan with a cover on top of the fire, pilling sand around the whole thing, and building another fire on top. Instant trail oven, and the best cake I've ever eaten.
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