Class of 2012
Follow me on Twitter: @JHU_Saznin
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Major: Public Health Studies
Current residence: Off-campus
Past residences: AMR II—Check out my Cribs video, Charles Commons
Campus involvement: Student Admissions Advisory Board, WJHU, Campus Kitchens
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Because there is no core curriculum, Hopkins allowed me the freedom to explore all of its amazing programs (there's more to us than pre-meds!), and the relatively small size ensured me personalized support from my professors. Like many Hopkins students, I like facing challenges both in and out of the classroom, and the campus as well as the city of Baltimore make for a great college experience.
My favorite character from a movie/book/television series: Tie between Liz Lemon and Tracy Jordan, both from 30 Rock. I think I'm a perfect blend of both in real life.
Favorite place on the Homewood campus: I love sitting by the big windows in the Hut. It makes studying so much more bearable. And I enjoy taking naps under the big trees on the Upper Quad.
Favorite place in Baltimore: I'm a foodie, so of course my favorite place in Baltimore is a restaurant: Iggie's in Mt. Vernon. Best pizza around and the gelatos are just as amazing! The Charles Theatre is a close second because they play amazing films (and have really awesome decorations).
What I want to do with my major: I hope to go to grad school for public health and continue onto working in Africa or South Asia for either an NGO or multilateral organization. Being a Public Health major is a great introduction to the world of global health and development.
Coolest (spring/summer/winter) break experience: My parents moved to Tanzania, and I visit them during break, so my Christmas and New Years are spent in African summers. Beats biting cold winters on the east coast!
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