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

Who’s In? Who’s In?

Tonight’s the night, Class of the Square Root of 4,088,484 (no calculators allowed, please)! Final admissions decisions are coming, and there are so many

How I Got Into W&M (Twice)

The admissions process is as tough as choosing a college. As a person who went through this situation as a freshman and then again

Numbers & Graphs Beware!

This weekend I am going to ask you: do numbers and graphs really confuse you to the point where you are nervous about falling

Open Letter to ALL Humanities & Social Science Majors

Dear members of the Tribe pursuing the following humanities and social science majors: African Studies; American Studies; Anthropology; Art & Art History; Asian &