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jackie-roche
"My favorite part about going to college in Baltimore is being able to have all the resources of a city without feeling overwhelmed by a bustling metropolis."
Jackie Roche
Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Robotics
Johns Hopkins University

Jackie's Story

Hometown: Norwell, MA

“My favorite part about going to college in Baltimore is being able to have all the resources of a city without feeling overwhelmed by a bustling metropolis.” Baltimore’s eclectic neighborhoods offer their own unique experiences, and the internship and career opportunities couldn’t be better. This past summer Jackie was a robotics intern at Infinite Biomedical in Baltimore. She helped design and implement a testing rig for an upper-limb device.

When Jackie has free time, she heads to Hampden for the thrift stores, art galleries, and food. “The thrift shops are really fun to visit with friends; you never know what you're going to find whether it’s gorgeous artwork, signs, or furniture.” The best part is the food. Jackie recommends the Golden West Café for their Elvis pancakes, the Food Market for their serious comfort food, and Grano Emporio to satisfy an Italian fix.

For a good cup of coffee, Jackie doesn’t have to wander far from the Hopkins campus. She likes the Daily Grind in the library and Carma’s Café on St. Paul Street for a latte and ginger cookie. When she wants a quiet spot in a garden to read and drink coffee, there are many options.

A Boston native, Jackie takes any opportunity to see a Red Sox game. With Friday night college discounts at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, tickets are very reasonable for students. And Jackie is growing to love the Orioles and Camden Yards.