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Taryn on the patio.This week’s “Admissions Profile” will introduce you to another of our smiling recruiters.

Please meet:

Taryn Mallonee

Assistant Director, Recruitment and Events

  1. What do you like about living in/near Baltimore?
    I live just outside of Baltimore city (about 10 minutes southwest) which is great because I like living in the county but going into the city is very easy for us.  I love going to Orioles and Ravens games…every Sunday in my house during football season is a holiday.  I also enjoy going into the city every Sunday morning to go to the Farmer’s Market.  It’s an enormous market with local vendors selling everything from produce to dairy products to jewelry.
  2. Your favorite thing to do in Baltimore?
    I love going down to Fells Point and having lunch and/or dinner with family and friends right on the water.  Fells Point also has a lot of little shops and boutiques so it’s always fun to do some window shopping there as well.
  3. Do you have a favorite Baltimore food/restaurant?
    This sounds like the typical Baltimorean thing to say, but CRABS are my favorite!  I can pick crabs for hours at a time and it never gets old to me.  I usually outlast everyone at the table.  My favorite Baltimore restaurant is Mama’s on the Half Shell in Canton.  They have great seafood and the best Orange Crushes!
  4. What do you like best about your job? 
    Planning all of the school-wide events and interacting with current and prospective students.  It’s exciting to work with students who truly care about what they are studying and who have a passion for wanting to help others.  I also enjoy seeing the students at every stage of becoming a JHSPH student – from being a prospective applicant, to being an applicant, to being an admitted applicant, and finally to being an actual student. 
  5. How long have you been at Hopkins? (specifically, in Admissions Services)
    I have been at Hopkins in the Admissions Services Office for a little over four years.
  6. Favorite color?
    GREEN….I love all shades of green!
  7. Favorite sports team? 
    Baltimore Ravens!!!  Purple Friday is the best day of the week!
  8. Hobbies/activities
    I enjoy being active.  I love going to the gym, taking my dog on long walks and hikes, running, and skiing.  I also enjoy reading mystery novels and watching movies (dramas and suspense movies are my favorite). Oh and I LOVE watching Wheel of Fortune!  My dream is to be on the show one day. 
  9. What did you have for lunch today?
    A salad…with tuna!  My lunches tend to be pretty boring every day but I will get a little crazy every once in a while and throw some tuna on my salads or hot sauce on my sandwiches.
  10. If you were to be locked all by yourself in E1002 for one week, with no electrical power, what is one thing you would bring with you?
    A blanket…it’s freezing in this place!

Leslie on the patio.If you attended one of our recruiting events, you may have met this smiling face.

Let me officially introduce you to:

Leslie Vink

Director of Recruitment, Communication & Events

  1. What do you like about living in/near Baltimore?
    I lived in Canton (in the city) for over six years and transitioned to the ‘burbs a year and a half ago –  I love both places!  For me, the best part about Baltimore is that it has big city resources/opportunities, while at the same time offering a small-town, community feel.  It’s not too big, not too small – just perfect for me and my family! Plus, it’s centrally located so it’s easy to get to NYC, Philly and DC – or to the beach or to the mountains. 
  2. Your favorite thing to do in Baltimore?
    I’m a self-proclaimed foodie and LOVE to eat out (partly because I’m not that great of a cook, but that’s another story). Baltimore really has anything and everything you’d want to try – and it’s hard to keep up since so many new great restaurants continue to move into town!  My two favorite weeks of the year are !
  3. Do you have a favorite Baltimore food/restaurant?
    I can only pick one?!?  Well, Mama’s on the Half Shell in Canton has to be at the top of my list.  Crazy yummy crab dip, fresh squeezed orange crushes – and Sunday brunch is to die for (you must try the Grand Marnier French Toast – holy amazing!  Side note:  Blue Moon Cafe in Fells Point also has amazing breakfasts).  I’m also going to sneak in close second picks, which would be Woodberry Kitchen near Hampton and Tapas Teatro by Penn Station.  YUM-O! 
  4. What do you like best about your job? 
    Public health is probably one of the most (if not the most) dynamic fields out there.  As a recruiter, I get to meet the most amazing prospects from around the globe, who come from truly incredible backgrounds and really want to make an impact within their communities.  It gives me great pleasure to connect such amazing people with our School so they can obtain the tools needed to go and change the world. 
  5. How long have you been at Hopkins? (specifically, in Admissions Services)
    It will be eight years in April with JHU, and just passed my six year mark this past August with JHSPH Admissions! 
  6. Favorite color?
    Brown. (I know that sounds ugly and depressing, but I always pick browns to wear, paint my walls, my nails….it has become a staple in my life, so I think it deserves the title.)
  7. Favorite sports team? 
    PENN STATE!!!!!!!!!!!  My beloved alma mater – I cheer on anything Penn State related, but especially our football team.  It’s certainly been a tough year, but we still are…Penn State!
  8. Hobbies/activities
    I love a good book – just read “Room” by Emma Donoghue and it was a page turner! I also enjoy a good run, visiting with family and friends, and volunteering at local organizations. 
  9. What did you have for lunch today?
    Progresso Chicken Noodle Soup from a can.   (I said SELF-PROCLAIMED foodie…)
  10. If you were to be locked all by yourself in E1002 for one week, with no electrical power, what is one thing you would bring with you?
    My iPhone. My husband says I’m addicted and I’m afraid it’s true.  I can check my email, look at my pictures, play Words With Friends, and maybe even a little online shopping.  I know it wouldn’t last me past the first day, but it’d be worth it.

I typically prefer to stay on this side of the computer monitor, but have orders to introduce myself in the next admissions staff profile.

So, please meet:

Amy on the ninth floor patio.Me (Amy Galloway)

Communications Associate

  1. What do you like about living in/near Baltimore?
    I’m a native Marylander and I love my little state. It has a bit of everything: ocean, mountains, farms, cities. 
  2. Your favorite thing to do in Baltimore?
    Baltimore has a great arts community and there are always literary readings and interesting exhibits to attend.
  3. Do you have a favorite Baltimore food/restaurant?
    It’s hard to choose. I think my favorite might be Mama’s on the Half Shell in Canton. Their calamari is divine!
  4. What do you like best about your job?
    The people I work with. They’re a wonderful bunch. 
  5. How long have you been at Hopkins?
    This is my fifth year.
  6. Favorite color?  
    Green, followed closely by pink.
  7. Favorite sports team?
    Is coffee drinking a sport?
  8. Hobbies/activities ?
    Reading, writing and just about anything outdoors.  I especially love hiking with my sons in one of the area’s many parks. 
  9. What did you have for lunch today? 
    Peanut butter sandwich with an apple on the side.
  10. If you were to be locked all by yourself in E1002 for one week, with no electrical power, what is one thing you would bring with you?
    A cardigan.  It’s chilly in here and I ALWAYS have a cardigan.

In an earlier post, we promised to introduce you to members of our Admissions Team.  Today seemed like a good day to start those introductions.

Please meet:

Jessica on the ninth floor patio.Jessica Jones

Director of Admissions Processing and Systems

  1. What do you like about living in/near Baltimore?
    It’s a great location, because you’re not far from the water/beaches, and yet you have the offerings of a city. 
  2. Your favorite thing to do in Baltimore?
    Go to Orioles games and the Inner Harbor.
  3. Do you have a favorite Baltimore food/restaurant?
    I’m still new to the Baltimore area – so I do not have any favorites yet.  There are a lot of great restaurants in the area, so I enjoy trying a new one each time.
  4. What do you like best about your job?
    The opportunity to help students achieve their dreams of a degree at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  5. How long have you been at Hopkins?
    I have been at Hopkins since December 2011, but have worked in higher education and admission for over 10 years.
  6. Favorite color?  
    Blue
  7. Favorite sports team?
    Go Orioles.
  8. Hobbies/activities ?
    Spend time with my family, read, and I really enjoying cooking.
  9. What did you have for lunch today? 
    Grilled Salmon Salad
  10. If you were to be locked all by yourself in E1002 for one week, with no electrical power, what is one thing you would bring with you?
    A flashlight, it would get really dark in here since there are no windows.

Look for more staff profiles throughout this fall and winter!