This Pirate is teaching others about the German
culture & spreading awareness about refugees
Kestra James, a junior, feels that she has had numerous opportunities thanks to East Carolina University. Double majoring in English and German, she wishes to go to graduate school in Germany or Europe and become a professor at a college or university.
Your words to live by: Stay ready, so you don't have to get ready.
What advice do you have for other students? Don't be afraid to try new things and explore all the clubs and groups ECU has to offer. Don't become afraid to try them without your friends.
Written by: Bre Lewis
Photography by: Cliff Hollis and contributed
College: Thomas Harriet College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Double major in German and English
Classification/Year: Junior, third year
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Clubs & Organizations: Alpha Phi Omega National Co-Ed Fraternity, No Lost Generation, German Club, Pirate Club Executive Board, German Honor Society and Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Council of Student Ambassadors
Hobbies & Interests: Dance, reading, foreign language and traveling
Favorite place to eat: Red Lobster or Zoës Kitchen
Favorite Movie: Girls Trip or the Harry Potter series
Favorite place on campus: Flanagan or the business computer lab in Bate
Favorite class: Shakespeare: The Comedies and German Culture
Favorite TV show: "Love & Hip Hop," "The Challenge" and "A Different World."
Favorite band/musician: Beyonce, DVSN & Chaka Khann
Professor who influenced you the most: Dr. Birgit Jensen, Dr. David Smith, Dr. Susanne Jones and Dr. Marianne Montgomery
The one thing you cannot live without: Almond oil for my skin
Dream Job: British literature professor at a German university
Role model: Michelle Obama