Alumni Corner: May 2020

The May 2020 issue of the Update newsletter features Hopkins alum Nathan Wanderman.
June 18, 2020

Nathan Wanderman

2003 Graduate

Stats: B.A. in economics, American studies, and political science, University of Minnesota MD from University of Min 

Fun Facts: For Wanderman, education and studies have been a big part of his post-high school life. He triple majored at the University of Minnesota in economics, American studies, and political science. After graduating from college, he spent two years teaching high school in the South Bronx as part of Teach for America. Then he entered medical school, which was followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. 

His hard work will pay off when he completes his fellowship in spine surgery next year and enters practice as a spine surgeon in 2021. 

What Hopkins teacher made a difference? 

Shannon Bailey, my AP History teacher, provided encouragement, mentorship, and guidance my first year at Hopkins. She gave me the confidence to push myself outside of my comfort zone and to continually challenge myself to be a better person. 

How did Hopkins prepare you for the future? 

The wonderful supportive teachers, abundant extracurricular opportunities, engaging administration, and talented classmates made high school a seminal time in my life. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be the same person today were it not for my time at Hopkins, and I can only hope that my children have the same positive, quality, and caring high school experience. 

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