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!