We're highlighting various members of our Kenan-Flagler community on this blog including students, alumni and faculty. The following is a Q&A with Full-time MBA student James Pacala, Class of 2012. James grew up in Great Falls, Virginia and studied engineering at Vanderbilt University. Prior to Kenan-Flagler, he worked as a project engineer for a commercial construction company in Washington, D.C. He is concentrating in Finance and Real Estate and serves as the MBASA (MBA Student Association) President.