Since the end of freshman year, I’ve been working with JHU_Quan in a small company called Hopkins Creative Design, or HCD. HCD is a student-run design firm, and we do everything from branding and fliers for student organizations on campus to creating and selling our own merchandise. Last semester, we worked with a sweater company […]

Too Soon

Last Friday, hundreds of students around the Homewood campus scrambled to put their finishing touches on a document called the HPCA, which was due exactly at midnight. The HPCA, which stands for Health Professions Committee Application, is a pretty extensive application that anyone pre health (whether that’s premed, preMD-PhD, prehealthcare, or predental) needs to fill out […]

Of Mouse Models and Men

Two weeks ago, about a dozen of us sat at the long wooden table in the Dunning conference room of our Neuroscience department what what is known as “Scientific Communication”. The 0.5 credit seminar is required for neuro majors who want to do research for credit, and it bookends the semester with an entry session […]

Semester Six

Three days into the semester, I’m already pretty pumped about my schedule. As the semesters pass, you get to slowly check off basic requirements for your major or preprofessional track and take more and more electives that you’re really interested in. Don’t get me wrong – you get to do that as early as freshman […]

The Small Stuff

Today, at 3pm, a couple hundred high schoolers around the world were accepted to Johns Hopkins as part of the Early Decision process. To those students: you’ll be bombarded with confetti and tshirts and stickers and Facebook posts for the rest of your near future as the date you set foot on campus next fall approaches. […]

A Typical Wednesday

Today was a super average Wednesday. Writing out my day is something that I haven’t done in a long time, but it’s actually a really cool way to wind down for me. So I thought I’d literally just walk you through what I was up to on this super cloudy, uneventful Wednesday! I woke up […]

Welcome to Neuro

When I was trying to decide which school I wanted to go to, my dad had the brilliant idea of checking to see if I could figure out what exactly the different curricula looked like at different schools. After a quick Google search, we pulled up the Hopkins course catalog, and I pored through the Neuroscience […]

Fall Cleaning

It’s been a long time since I’ve cleaned out my backpack. And it’s been getting heavier and heaver as the days go on. And it’s becoming harder and harder to pull out the right piece of paper when I stick my hand in during class. And so this – this post and this life event […]

Treasure Hunting

This summer, I spent a week in Ahmedabad, India starting off my research for my Woodrow Wilson Fellowship project (which also doubles as my History of Medicine honors thesis). I’ve written about my plans a bit more extensively here, but, long story short, my research focuses on the ways in which household medicine changed in […]

Halfway There

I don’t care how unoriginal it is to say this, but I legitimately, sincerely, wholeheartedly cannot believe that I will be a junior next semester. I’ll save the reflectioney bits for later, but I’ll say now that for as terrifying as it is that half my trip at Hopkins is almost over, I’m genuinely excited for […]