Splash Biography

DEAN SHARIF, Johns Hopkins freshman studying behavioral biology

Major: Behavioral Biology; Mathematics

College/Employer: Johns Hopkins

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! My name’s Dean and I’m a freshman here at JHU pursuing a behavioral biology major and mathematics double major. Family and life as a whole has drawn me towards medicine, so I’m also premed with the hopes of specializing in orthopedics. Academics aside, I am a large proponent for the 45/15 rule for productive procrastination and a nerd for Nintendo games and anime. Feel free to start up a conversation with me and hopefully I’ll see you in my class!

Past Classes

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H451: What Even Is A Sentence? in Splash Spring 2023 (Apr. 08, 2023)
Let’s be honest, writing essays is not the highlight of your week. But just like me and everyone else, for better or for worse, you get that essay done. I hate to break it to you, there is no secret formula for making the formulation of an essay topic, thesis statement, and coherent evidence any easier. What I can say with confidence, however, is that there are concrete and easy ways to make your writing better. Join me in this hour-long course and learn how to make your writing more academic.

X423: Smash Ultimate: Tips and Tech in Splash Fall 2022 (Nov. 06, 2022)
Unsurprisingly, Super Smash Bros Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch has become a staple party game since its release in 2018. Large events and casual gatherings alike, it always feels better when you’re winning. This course offers fundamentals such as vocabulary, gameplay feedback, as well as information on higher level tech in order to fully optimize your gameplay and bring in more wins.