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2017 Zag Grads: Amanda Martin

Posted on May 1, 2017 in: Academics, commencement, Spotlight, Students

Amanda Martin

Amanda Martin, from Battle Ground, Washington, will receive the Senior Award at undergraduate commencement Sunday, May 14, for the highest senior-year GPA. A biology major, she will apply to the University of Washington School of Pharmacy for admission in fall 2018. This summer, she will be doing an internship at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, where she will take part in research focusing on developing cancer treatments.

Martin has explored many of the diverse opportunities Gonzaga offers undergraduates. She spent a summer studying abroad in Florence, Italy and she participated in the Mission: Possible Trip to San Francisco, which focused on education and advocacy for environmental social justice issues.

In addition, Martin has been an undergraduate research assistant for two and one-half years with the biology and chemistry departments and has presented her research at local, regional, and national science conferences. She worked for Gonzaga’s Telefund for two years and for one year as a lab assistant for the biology department. Also, she has volunteered as a pharmacy assistant at Holy Family Hospital.

“I am incredibly grateful for the variety of in-class and extracurricular opportunities that Gonzaga offers to its students,” Martin said. “The Jesuit concern for mind, body, and spirit really resonated with my experience, and I really do believe that I am leaving with not only a degree, but also with a deeper concern for the world around me.”

Read about more outstanding Zags who will graduate during Gonzaga University’s 124th commencement exercises May 13-14.


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