Class of 2013
Read my blog: Long Story Short—Sarah S.
Hometown: Gwynedd Valley, PA
Majors: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Spanish
Current residence: Off-campus
Past residence: Charles Commons, AMR I—Check out my Cribs video
Campus involvement: Research at Carnegie Institution, Phi Mu Sorority, Adult Literacy Tutoring at Greater Homewood Community Corporation
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Hopkins has a beautiful campus, amazing research opportunities, and has minimal course requirements. It's also nice being only two hours away from home.
Favorite professor: I've met a lot of great professors here but the one that comes to mind first is Professor Sieber. Back before taking his Don Quijote course last spring, I didn't think Spanish literature would interest me that much, but I ended up liking it so much that I decided to take Professor Sieber's Spanish Theater in the Golden Age course this fall. These classes really influenced my decision to study abroad in Spain last year.
Why I'm glad I chose Johns Hopkins: I would not be the same person if I went to any other school. I wouldn't have met the same great group of friends, I probably wouldn't have gotten the chance to work on my own research project in an embryology lab, and I doubt that I would have had this much of an interest in Spanish literature. All of these things are going to have a huge impact on my life throughout the next three years and probably even after college.
My favorite character from a movie/book/television series: Denny Crane from Boston Legal is probably my favorite. Alan Shore would be a close second.
Favorite place on the Homewood campus: Gilman Hall! This building houses several humanities departments, and it's newly renovated. The three-story glass atrium is so cool and is my new favorite place to study.
Favorite Johns Hopkins memory: During February of my freshman year, classes were cancelled for a whole week because of the massive snowstorm. I slept in pretty much every day, went sledding on the hill behind the Bloomberg Building, and got to know a lot of my new Phi Mu sisters.
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