Name: Sarah Godwin
Years at Johns Hopkins: 2
Admissions territory: Colorado, District of Columbia, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi
Educational background: B.A. Political Science, University of Vermont, M.A. Higher Education, George Washington
Your College mascot: Catamount
Did you study abroad during college, and if so, where did you go: No, but I wish I did!
Years working in College Admissions: 5
Favorite spot on the Homewood campus: There is a tiny bench in the corner right outside the basement of Levering. It is fun to sit there and people watch.
Favorite Hopkins tradition: Lighting of the Quad
Hometown (when you were growing up): Poultney, Vermont
What is the one thing someone must do if they visited the town of your childhood: Eat fudge from The Original Vermont Store! I’ve traveled the world and still OVS has THE BEST fudge.
Favorite book: The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx
Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite musician / band: Madonna
The first concert you ever attended: Whitney Houston
The best concert you ever attended: This survey is biased by assuming everyone attends concerts
Favorite television show (current): The Biggest Loser
Favorite television show (cancelled / retired): Well…when Oprah ends that will be tragic.
Do you prefer the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, or none of the above: Oscars
The person living or dead you would most want to meet: Bill Clinton
Favorite sports team to root for: New England Patriots
Favorite food: Mac n’ Cheese – yum
What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten: Frog legs
Mac or PC: PC. I don’t like my Mac
Favorite board game: Scrabble
Favorite day of the calendar year: December 22, the days start to get longer.
Favorite season (fall / spring / winter / summer): Fall
Favorite fictional character: Jay Gatsby
Do you have a nickname, and if so, what is it: sgoddies
How many times did it take you to pass your driver’s test: 1
Your guilty pleasures: I love QVC! You should watch.
Where do you get your news from: The Week
Now some questions that relate to your job in Admissions at Hopkins:
What is your biggest admissions pet peeve: Asking questions that are CLEARLY answered on our Web site.
Where is your favorite place to read applications: My 15th floor apartment, I have a great view
What is your beverage of choice when reading applications: coffee, seltzer, diet coke
Do you listen to music when you read application, and if so, what: Nope, I’m focused 100% on application reading.
What is your favorite food to snack on when reading applications: Pretzels
Do you prefer reading applications online or the old paper folders / files: At first, paper – but now I love on-line.
When procrastinating from reading applications, what are you typically doing: Shopping
What is the first part of the application you look at: Is English your first language?
In your application review write-ups, what are the three words you most commonly use: student, research, Hopkins
If you could add one question to the Hopkins application, what would it be: If you had $10 to spend what would you do for the day? This question use to be on the Hopkins application, it is no longer (tear).
When on the road for University travel, which fast food restaurant to you frequent most: McDonalds, obviously.
What is your favorite hotel chain to stay in while on the road: Marriott or Hampton Inn
During your recruitment travels, where is your favorite place to visit: Boulder, CO!