Hometown: Andover, MA 

Anticipated Major(s) and minor(s): Majoring in Writing Seminars and minoring in theatre 

How did you discover Hopkins? Why did you decide to apply Early Decision? My best friend is a current freshman and when she got in last year, she encouraged me to check it out. When I visited her in September, I got “the feeling,” like this was where I was meant to be. Every new thing I learned about Hopkins, it wasn’t just “This is cool,” it was like, “This is perfect.” I was hesitant to apply ED at first because my top schools changed so often, but Hopkins remained at the top of the list for months, so I switched my application to EDII and I’m so glad I did. 

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be?  Representation in Fantasy Literature & Its Effects – this is what I’m doing my senior Capstone project on, and it’s absolutely fascinating. 

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable.” This is a quote by one of my favorite book characters which reminds not to listen to people who tell me I can’t achieve my dreams.  

What do you hope to get involved in on campus?  Theatre!! I’m a major theatre kid and I cannot wait to get involved in the theatre scene. 

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students?  Keep your mind open! You never know which schools might surprise you 

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? (big or small!)  In 2019, I was one of six winners of the National Endowment for the Arts/American Theatre Wing Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge, and I got to workshop and record my song in New York with Broadway professionals! It was the coolest experience of my life. 

If you could get ice cream with one person (real or imaginary; dead or alive), who would it be and what kind of ice cream would you get?  I would get chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream with Chloe Gong, author of “These Violent Delights.” 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!)  I’m very bad at dreaming small, so in 10 years, I want to be the New York Times bestselling author of a YA fantasy series as well as a Tony-award winning composer (who maybe also performs in their own musicals).