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Hopkins community mourns the loss of Amir Modaressanavi

By ABIGAIL TUSCHMAN | July 20, 2023

The University is mourning the loss of Amir Modaressanavi, who passed away on Sunday, July 16. He was a junior studying Computer Science at the Whiting School of Engineering. Modaressanavi was a member of the Table Tennis Club, Tennis Club, Students for Environmental Action, Economics Club and the Johns Hopkins Film Society.

In an email to the Hopkins community, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Rachelle Hernandez and Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students Brittini Brown wrote about Modaressanavi’s campus involvement and impact on the community. Last year, as a core team member for the Orientation program, Modaressanavi helped new students acclimate to Hopkins.

“Amir will be remembered for his sense of humor, enthusiasm for fitness — he was regularly seen at the Rec Center — and love of travel,” they wrote.

Hernandez and Brown wrote that students may express their condolences to Modaressanavi’s family by emailing “The Family of Amir Modaressanavi” and sending it to the Office of the Dean of Student Life at

They also encouraged students to lean on each other during this time.

“The loss of Amir will be felt deeply by many in our community, and we ask that you seek opportunities to help and uplift one another in the coming days,” they wrote.

The Counseling Center may be contacted by calling (410) 516-8278 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed 12 – 1 p.m.) as well as Wednesdays from 1 – 5 p.m. Please leave a message during the 12–1 p.m. hour or press 1 to reach the on-call counselor.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, contact the Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team at 410-516-WELL (9355) to speak with a crisis support clinician.

Student Outreach and Support is available for appointments and can be contacted at (410) 516-7857 or by emailing

Religious and Spiritual Life can be reached at (410) 516-1880 or by emailing

The well-being website serves as a portal for all health and well-being resources across the university.

24/7 counseling is also available through TalkNow. Visit and use your Hopkins email to log in.

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