Class of: 2020
Majoring in English, simply put, has had the most profound molding influence over my development as a scholar during my time at Johns Hopkins. Out of other majors at the school, I was most drawn to the English departments varied course requirements, which gave me the ability to explore various threads of intellectual curiosity that arose in my academic and personal studies. By retaining a rigid developmental framework to the major as a whole, while also giving students the freedom to explore and focus in a multitude of different subject matters, I feel as though I have become a better writer, thinker, and speaker in all respects of my life. This growth would not be possible, however, without the incredibly supportive faculty I interact with every day. Any project, however niche or premature, has been met with nothing but support and guidance, which helped the confidence I needed to find my voice as a writer. The English major has served as a template for my growth not only as an intellectual, but also as a member of our Hopkins community, and in the world beyond Homewood Campus. It has been an incredible gift to me, and I hope others explore this program far into the future.