What is your best ECU memory?

The relationships I have been fortunate enough to have. I am especially proud of my friends who encourage and challenge me to grow in my spiritual faith. This is something that wasn’t a priority for me personally before coming to ECU. I have truly been blessed, whether it be in moments or situations where I have met people who have shared something with me that has made me want to grow in my faith.

It there something at ECU you wish everyone could experience?

The support and commitment the faculty members have towards their students. They have a genuine interest in their students. I have been fortunate enough during my time at ECU to have professors who are passionate for what they do and are willing to provide their assistance as long as you capitalize on those office hours.

What would you tell a prospective student about ECU?

Never take for granted the time you have here. There are far more opportunities provided here at ECU than the typical weekend social events. There are vast opportunities granted to you to make a difference and an impact. We all are capable to impact the lives of those around us—whether it be through financial means, volunteering time, or even something as simple as a courteous greeting. I encourage every prospective student to want to make a difference. You might wonder what one person can do, but really there are a million ways to make a difference in someone’s life.

Is there anything else you want people to know about you?


I was born in Eritrea and lived there until the age of 10. I have been here for 10 years, and I have been very fortunate and blessed in my life.