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"Like a lot of Hopkins students who are first-generation Americans, I thought I would be a doctor," says Eva Chen, A&S '01, who was premed her first three years at Johns Hopkins. But her enthusiasm for writing, beauty, health, and fashion led her to New York and, later, to a position as beauty and health director/special projects editor at Teen Vogue, where she worked for seven years. "This demographic," Chen says, "is still experimental—in a good way—and open to suggestions and guidance." They are also plugged in all the time, and Chen keeps in touch with more than 1.5 million followers through Google Plus, Twitter, and her popular Tumblr blog, Whatever Eva Wants, featuring everything from the latest Nars eye shadow palettes to backstage photos from Fashion Week to career advice for readers looking to enter the fashion industry. Today, she is a creative consultant for Condé Nast and author of a lifestyle book due out in summer 2013.

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