Class of 2013
Read my blog: Miranda Writes
Hometown: Culver City, CA
Major: Political Science
Minor: Africana Studies and French Cultural Studies
Current residence: Off-campus
Past residence: McCoy Hall, AMR I Sylvester—Check out my Cribs video
Campus involvement: Mock Trial, Tutorial Project, Blue Key, Student Admissions Advisory Board, Admissions Representatives
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I love the fact that Hopkins doesn't have a core curriculum. I knew I wanted to take classes in different areas (so I'm fine with distribution requirements), but I wanted to choose the classes myself. I also love the community here—I've met so many great people and have a wonderful circle of friends. Lastly, not to sound shallow, but Homewood is a beautiful campus!
Favorite class: I loved Expository Writing with Sarah Manekin (Fall 2009), Applied Forensic Psychology with Lawrence Raifman (Summer 2010), and Education Politics in Urban America (Spring 2011). All three were small, seminar-style classes with professors that truly cared about what they were teaching and who made me extremely interested in the topic.
The biggest difference between high school and Johns Hopkins that I've experienced: I love being in such an academic community at Hopkins. I know that everyone here cares about learning, as well as having fun!
Favorite place on the Homewood campus: I love the President's garden—it's always so peaceful and it's a great place to study or hang out with friends.
Favorite Johns Hopkins memory: One time this summer, it was raining, and a group of us just ran around in the rain and sprinklers. We ended up having a mud fight and going mud-sliding on the freshman quad.
What I want to do with my major: I want to help improve the American public education system, both through teaching and education policy. I'd also like to get my masters in Education Policy.
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