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Making a study of Baltimore

Making a study of Baltimore

Most of my undergraduate life, I never left the "Hopkins bubble." I was with mice and microscopes in labs. As an undergraduate neuroscience major, I was an organic chemistry laboratory teaching assistant and a research assistant in a brain tumor laboratory.

But, just before graduation, the city of Baltimore lit up. Some saw it as a riot; others saw it as an uprising. I saw it as a calling. Just a few months earlier, in January, I decided to pursue a masters of public health degree before applying to medical school with the intent to serve underprivileged populations. Now, with a crisis next door, I eagerly looked for ways to help.

I joined the Baltimore Uprising...