Class of 2015
Read my blog: Class of 2015 Freshman Blog—Joseph S.
Follow me on Twitter: @JHU_Joseph
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: History of Art and French
Minor: Museums & Society and Entrepreneurship & Management
Current residence: McCoy Hall
Campus involvement: Student Admissions Advisory Board, Art Brigade, Museums & Society Student Advisory Committee, Museums Club, Work Study at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Work Study in the Program in Museums & Society, Curatorial Assistant at Gallery CA
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: While I didn't get to have that moment where I stepped on campus and knew that Hopkins was the "right" school for me, (it was raining on my visit so I didn't get the best view of the school,) it didn't take long to figure out that Hopkins was the university I had been looking for. Not only is the history of art program incredibly strong, but there are countless opportunities to get involved both at the school and around Baltimore. There are so many interesting and amazing people here, and I have no doubt that I made the right decision in choosing Hopkins.
Favorite character from a movie/book/television series: It's a tie between Olive from Little Miss Sunshine and Vincent Chase from Entourage. As completely opposite as they are, they both live life to its fullest.
Favorite place on the Homewood campus: The library in Gilman, also called the Hut. Although the Brody Learning Commons has certainly cast a shadow under which we loyal Gilman-goers humbly preside, you can’t beat the stained glass windows and oversized-chairs looking out over campus.
Favorite place in Baltimore: The 32nd Street Farmer's Market is definitely my favorite place in Baltimore. There are about 50 stands selling everything from produce to bread to cheese to prepared foods (including some ridiculously good empanadas). It's a lot of fun to talk with the vendors and buy some fresh, local food for your dorm.
Favorite Johns Hopkins memory: Freshman year Spring Fair was beyond awesome. I learned about my friend’s mutual love of corn dogs, learned that there is in fact a limit to the amount of corn dogs one can consume in a single weekend, and ate fried Oreos after earlier jumping on a velcro wall. What more can you ask for?
What I want to do with my major: My goal is to go into contemporary art curating, ideally in a museum setting, but I’m all for the independent curating scene as well. Basically if I can travel, specifically places with good food, and look at art, I’ll be happy. Money would be nice, too.
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