Class of: 2019
Like many students here, I came to Hopkins on the pre-med track with an undecided major. I registered for a Freshman Seminar on Milton my first semester without thinking much of it, but pretty quickly, it became the only class I looked forward to each week. I was confused, because I never particularly liked or was good at English in high school. Furthermore, I had not considered pursuing a career outside of the sciences. I took a semester off to figure out what to do with my life, and hesitatingly decided to come back and pursue my passion in literature. That ended up being the best decision I made in my Hopkins career. I have met the most amazing, caring professors, engaged in the most fascinating research projects, and taken classes that were more intellectually and emotionally fulfilling than I had previously thought possible. I remember sitting on M-level during my first semester as an English major, astounded after reading Keats’s “The Eve of St. Agnes,” and realizing that this was definitely what I wanted to do with my life.