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Elite Pirates Feature

Name: Mia Marshall
Age: 21
Grade: Senior
Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Major: Biology
Favorite place on campus: Joyner Library
Favorite place to eat: Panera
Dream job: Anesthesiologist
Cannot live without: Milk
Favorite hangout: My apartment
Hobbies/interests: Playing the clarinet, reading, writing poems, exercising, and watching movies

During her time at ECU, senior Mia Marshall has been involved in numerous organizations including Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, Habitat for Humanity, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Currently Marshall is the vice president of Omicron Delta Kappa and is in charge of selecting new initiates into the organization. In this role, she plans and interviews for prospective members and organizes an all-day event of leadership activities and workshops.

Marshall said that she has learned many valuable lessons from her leadership experiences.

“I use my leadership skills to plan the events with a vision, communicate it with others, and have the dedication to follow it through, all while keeping my sense of humor,” she said. “My time is important because I am in control of allowing those future leaders of the world to be a part of our circle and to become the essential leaders of ECU campus.”

When she found out that she was chosen to be an Elite Pirate, Marshall was thrilled.

“Being an Elite Pirate is awesome,” she said. “I am excited to be a role model and to be someone who can represent ECU and show my Pirate pride.”

Marshall also looks forward to the future of the program.

“I am loving the transition from last year and how we work together more as a group instead of participating in individual projects,” she said. “I want to get the name ‘Elite Pirates’ out there more because I want people to strive to participate in this program that is such a rewarding experience.”

Marshall, who plans to be a doctor, figured out her career path at a young age and is excited for her future.

“When you are a patient, you see a different perspective; I have been the patient in the past, and I’ve been that person scared, wondering what’s going to happen next,” she said. “ When you get a chance to see the other side from the doctor’s perspective, and you put two and two together, it’s just awesome.”

Community service has been a vital part of Marshall’s experience here at ECU.

“I volunteer in the Grimesland Clinic, and the people there are really disadvantaged economically,” she said. “I like bringing awareness about medicine to them,” she said.

Marshall also volunteers at the hospital in the emergency and children’s departments and the Little Willie Center.

“I love to volunteer because it’s great to give back to the community,” she said.

Marshall encourages anyone who considering attending ECU to come because the university offers so many opportunities to its students.

“Come to ECU because not only does the university have good academic programs all around, but students are able to experience college as a whole,” she said. “There are so many different programs for freshmen in transition, and various clubs and organizations for everyone to join.”