Margaux Fimbres, Admissions Coordinator:
Originally from California, Margaux studied International Studies and Chinese at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. After graduation, she attended the Hopkins-Nanjing Center’s Certificate program. “Conducting interviews for a field research project in Anhui province as well as being a member of the Dragonboat team were definite highlights of my Center experience,” she says. Margaux is now based in Washington, DC and loves talking to prospective students about her time at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.
Lauren Szymanski, Admissions Coordinator:
Lauren graduated from McGill University in 2011, with a major in East Asian Studies, and a minor in Chinese Language. After graduating, she completed an intensive summer language program in Kunming, China before attending the Hopkins-Nanjing Center’s Certificate program in the fall. While at the Center, Lauren enjoyed the sense of community among the students, both Chinese and International, especially after having studied at such a large undergraduate institution. “Living with a Chinese roommate was by far my favorite aspect of living at the Center, and my roommate and I still communicate regularly by e-mail.” Lauren graduated from the HNC in June of 2012, and is now living in Washington, DC.