|I grew up in eastern North Carolina, Edgecombe County,
||00:00:00.000 - 00:00:03.682
|on a tobacco and dairy farm outside of Tarboro.
||00:00:03.682 - 00:00:07.398
|I'm the next to youngest of a family of eight children--
||00:00:07.398 - 00:00:12.456
|--and I am the first member of my family that went to NC State.
||00:00:12.456 - 00:00:19.328
|Edgecombe County is a very rural county,
||00:00:19.328 - 00:00:26.593
|mostly farming, and that's what we did for a living as a family.
||00:00:26.593 - 00:00:31.021
|It's about sixty-five miles east of Raleigh
||00:00:31.021 - 00:00:36.396
|so when I came to NC State, coming to NC State and coming to Raleigh was coming to the big city.
||00:00:36.396 - 00:00:41.441