Class of 2016
Read my blog: Class of 2016 Freshman Blog--Jordan M.
Hometown: Succasunna, NJ
Majors: Neuroscience and Computer Science
Current residence: Wolman Hall
Campus involvement: Student Admissions Advisory Board, NeuroJAYS, Hopkins Hosting
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Though I’ve only lived here briefly so far, being anywhere other than Hopkins now seems ridiculous. Johns Hopkins is home to a community of people that is far more diverse, intriguing, and incredible than any other I’ve ever witnessed. And that's before I start talking about the internationally admired academics!
The biggest difference between high school and Johns Hopkins that I have experienced: Everyone is smart. And not just, like, “hey, you’re smart.” Being at Johns Hopkins is like browsing Wikipedia—there’s just so much smarts because the people here are all so well-versed in their respective fields. And I’m not even talking about professors yet—that’s just the students. There are about 1x1014 neurons on campus—and about 99% of them are in use at any given time. (Probably that’s not correct but it would be seriously cool.)
My favorite character from a movie/book/television series: Dr. House is such a boss. He’s like Sherlock Holmes except with a Hopkins diploma. (Disclaimer: Not all Hopkins pre-meds are like that, I promise.)
Favorite place on the Homewood campus: The Brody Learning Commons. Without a doubt, best place on campus. If you disagree, you’re wrong. Here you are, in this unbelievably new and contemporary building, and you turn around and BAM there’s a book from the 1300s. Brody is closely followed by D-Level, wherein searching through these 200+ year-old tomes that are just laying there totally reminds me of that scene in Harry Potter where he’s in the library except he has to be super quiet because he’s invisible. You know what I’m talking about.
Favorite Johns Hopkins memory: When I first visited campus as a sophomore in high school, I came with my parents and sister, as well as grandmother and grandfather. My grandfather, a dentist, knew immediately that this was the school for me. Though he died before I was formally accepted, I have a feeling he knew way back in 2009 that this was where I’d wind up. So although I wasn’t a student at a time, that look of excitement on his face when we walked past Mason Hall onto the quad still counts as my favorite Hopkins memory..
What I want to do with my major: Brain prosthetics are just starting to become a viable concept, and I want to be at the forefront of brain-augmentation devices: both medical – replacement parts for broken brain-bits—as well as “cosmetic” brain enhancing devices—for interfacing your brain with a computer, phone, or just adding functionality. I would like to take this opportunity to point out that I will never—EVER—connect your brain to any Apple product. So don’t ask.
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