Name: Shantanu M.  

Hometown: New Delhi, India  

Anticipated Major(s) and minor(s): Physics (100%), Computer Engineering (maybe) 

How did you discover Hopkins? At what other university would I be able to tinker with telescopes, have four years of research experience, and learn from field experts even before completing my undergraduate degree? AND THE MASCOT IS ARI2.0- 

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “What one fool can do, another can” by Silvanus Phillips Thompson. It reminds me that others, who are considered masters in a craft I am failing at, failed too. And if they can get better, way better, then why can I not? 

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? Attack on Titan. Hands down the best show I have ever seen. The complexity of each character, the morally grey nature behind every decision and the amazing soundtrack to go with it all are just 3 things that make this show great. I can honestly talk all day about the great animation, amazing life lessons and deep philosophical questions this show casually drops. 

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!) My friends. I have amazing friends. No idea how that happened but I am so proud of that fact.