Avenues and Backroads

Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 on a spirit of exploration and discovery. As a result, students can pursue a multi-dimensional undergraduate experience both in and outside of the classroom. Given the opportunities at Hopkins, please discuss your current interests (academic, extracurricular, personal passions, summer experiences, etc.) and how you will build upon them here.


If there are two things in this world that I cherish, they are my best friend, Manuel, and my driver’s license.

Being able to drive has allowed me to go beyond the bounds of the South Floridian suburb in which I currently reside, where the most exhilarating thing to do is eating at the neighborhood Denny’s. Nonetheless, the most thrilling part of having my license is being able to go on long drives with Manuel.

Of course, the conversation always begins the same way: mindless banter about our orchestra and our schools. After that, the conversation completely digresses to anything, I mean anything – all while I’m randomly turning into avenues and backroads alike.

“I hope that space tourism is a thing when we’re adults.”

“I want to be the first person to play violin in space.”

“It would have been legendary to see Jascha Heifetz live.”

As I looked unto the stars on those drives, I realized that there is an infinite world, an infinite number of routes and possibilities. That is where biomedical engineering comes in. Of course, with the rapid advancement of modern healthcare, students who are gifted in math and science are blindly advised by family, friends, and teachers to go into biomedical engineering. However, the meaning of...

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