January 21, 2019, BY Beth Kaszuba

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Step on stage with DJ Karah James ’21.

Growing up, Karah James '21 fell in love with music, including a genre called soca from her father's native Trinidad, where the energetic sounds are the backdrop to dances at parties and Carnival.

Coming to Bucknell from her hometown of Fontana, Calif., James, who majors in psychology and women's & gender studies, brought that passion, and a desire to share music with others.

Having worked as a DJ in high school, James — a Posse scholar and member of the Social Justice Residential College — quickly developed a following on campus.

"DJing is a way for me to self-care," she said. "But on top of that, I love people, and it's like I communicate with the music."