Application Essay: The Haitian Revolution In World History

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When I was younger, I lived in a small village in China where everyone was Chinese like me. Moving to America, I was exposed to diversity for the first time. I have friends from France, Mexico, Vietnam, among many other places, and this inspired my love for world history. I had always loved Chinese history because I was proud to be a member of one of the oldest cultures in the world. However, I also wanted to learn about other groups and their cultures. I was never satisfied with high school history classes because they cram long periods of history into a few lessons, and skip most of the details. Learning about history is like listening to story-telling, but a story is not good unless you include details. To quench my thirst for more details, I often read about class topics on my own. I love reading about history from across the world and across time, whether it’s about the Roman Empire, pre-colonial Mesoamerica, or World War II. At Hopkins, I want to study history in greater depth. When I visited Hopkins, there were history classes that focused on specific cultures in specific time periods. For example, one Hopkins history class that I find interesting is “The Haitian Revolution in World History”. Last year, I briefly studied the Haitian Revolution, and I …show more content…

In high school, I had the opportunity to intern at a molecular biology lab at JHSPH, and my research focused on expressing a protein of interest in E. coli cells. Before, the only lab experience I had was high school labs, so it was an eye-opening experience to work at a real lab with scientists. I want to study molecular biology at Hopkins because Hopkins has one of the best molecular biology programs in the country and so many research opportunities. Also, I love the fact that at Hopkins, my education will not be limited to just science or just humanities. Instead, I will be able to study history and molecular biology at the same

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