Marcelle Dina Zita, Graduate Assistant – Boehme Lab
Where are you from and what do you miss most? I’m from Cameroon (central/west Africa). I was born and raised in the capital, Yaounde. I definitely miss my family and the food the most.
Any interesting facts about your country? We have more than 200 tribes and we were the first African soccer team to qualify for the quarter final in the FIFA world cup of 1990.
What is something you’re looking forward to in the coming months?
Outside re-opening (The pandemic coming to an end).
What advice would you give to new grad students? Just keep on pushing, it gets better.
What is your favorite quote? “Love all, trust a few, and do wrong to none.”
If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? My country’s unity day, May 20th 1961.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why? Atlanta. It was very entertaining.
What is your favorite way to spend the weekends? Hanging out with friends and sleeping.
What was the first thing you bought with your own money? Probably some clothes.
Who inspires you? My mother.
What is the one thing you cannot resist? Hookah with a glass of glass of crown and coke.
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why? “The bride” from the movies “Kill Bill” because she is strong, resilient and a badass.