Martha Gizaw

Martha Gizaw
  • Class of 2020
  • Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
  • Major(s): Biomedical Engineering (Self-Designed) w/ Computer Science minor
  • Honors Fellow, Student Assembly Undersecretary of Neurodiversity, Sharp Journalism Student Fellow

About Martha Gizaw

Martha is a senior who arrived at William & Mary in 2017 as a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholar with an associate's degree from Northern Virginia Community College. Despite her challenges of being diagnosed with mild disabilities and caring for two younger siblings with significant disabilities in a single-mother household, she thrives academically and is passionate about advancing our understanding of autism and other neurological disorders.

Outside of the classroom, Martha is currently serving as the Undersecretary of Neurodiversity at Student Assembly and as a Student Fellow at the Sharp Journalism Seminar sponsored by the Charles Center. She also participated in the Association of Computing Machinery and Society of Women in Computing. Before graduating, she will defend her honors thesis on designing new devices to prevent fatal falling of Williamsburg Landing residents. Whenever Martha is not too busy, you can find her binge-watching Hulu with her friends or strolling around Colonial Williamsburg.

Posts by Martha Gizaw

My First Steps Toward Publishing My Work

Publishing my work was a huge dream of mine before graduating. What surprised me about pursuing undergraduate research, however, is that I had to

Finally Home!

After a year of challenging courses, long-lasting friendships, lengthy applications, and countless people swinging into the academic and dorm hallways back and forth, I

Describing COLL in One Paragraph

As William & Mary captures a new school of fish — the Class of 2023, of course — I would like to give some

Internship Finish Line: What’s Next?

The Aspiring Scientist Summer Internship Program at George Mason University teaches students scientific writing, creative thinking, and specialized technologies. Workshops and Inventors’ Club provide

Internship Finish Line: Update 2

One week later, my internship will conclude with a poster session on the morning of August 10th. My poster is now available below for

Internship Finish Line: Update 1

Well, it has been over a month since I have begun my internship at George Mason. This week and the next, I am finalizing

Internship: 95% Loaded

This Friday, I will be off to orientation for my very first internship at George Mason University’s Manassas Campus. Finally, I can picture myself

Early Completion of My Minor

What is rough is my first year at William & Mary. What is not so rough is the completion of my CAMS minor in

“Misleading” Honorary Organizations

The pressure is almost over for William & Mary admissions. Students in the whereabouts accumulated their honors to heighten their chances of being admitted.