Class of 2016
Read my blog: Class of 2016 Freshman Blog--Brian
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Majors: Molecular & Cellular Biology and Psychology
Current residence: Building A
Campus involvement: Student Admissions Advisory Board, Hopkins Hosting Society, Hopkins Swim Club, Hopkins Organization for Pre-Medical Education
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Hopkins has everything that I could have asked for in a university. From the rigorous yet rewarding academic curriculum to the fun yet competitive athletic teams, there is always something for everyone to be a part of. And most of all, Baltimore is an incredible city to spend my next four years!
Favorite class: Freshman Seminar: From Genes to DNA and Back. This is, without a doubt, the best course I am currently taking at Hopkins because all the classes are discussion-based with presentations throughout the semester. Dr. Moudrianakis is amazing, and it is interesting taking a step back from the analytical and mathematical views of science and concentrating on the philosophy of biology and the misconceptions formed through bias.
Favorite place on the Homewood campus: The brand new Brody Learning Commons! You can rent out rooms and write everywhere: on the windows, the tables, the chairs, and the walls. Brody is the perfect place for studying or just hanging out with some friends.
Favorite place in Baltimore: I haven’t been able to experience much of Baltimore yet, but so far the Inner Harbor has to be my favorite place in Baltimore. It’s one of the nicest places I’ve ever been to, especially when it’s sunny!
Favorite Johns Hopkins tradition: Convocation! It felt special being officially welcomed to Johns Hopkins University as part of the class of 2016.
What I want to do with my major: I hope to go into sports medicine and work in a field relating to the study of tissue regeneration to find a faster way for athletes to heal from serious injuries. I personally have experienced a few injuries throughout my swimming career, and hope that I can make the recovery time quicker for other athletes.
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