Lizzy Martino is a senior majoring in biology. Her goal is to serve and impact people, especially in foreign countries. On campus, she is involved in Christian Challenge, Chinese Club, Worship Team, and Virology Club, as well as serving as a LIFE Group Leader and researcher in the Department of Biology. She has also helped her community by volunteering and fundraising for FOCUS. Martino is thankful for these experiences as they have allowed her to grow as a leader and develop her problem-solving skills.
“These organizations have given me mentors who challenged, encouraged, and grew me, as well as community to support and sharpen me,” Martino said.
Someone who has impacted Martino’s college experience is Jodi Pribyl, a woman on staff with Christian Challenge. Martino admires her relationships with others and her wisdom. Another person who has impacted Martino is her big, JoLynn Hennerberg.
“JoLynn has challenged me to be selfless, humble, and intentional,” Martino said. “Also, she has made me love swing dancing and cows more than I would have otherwise!”
Martino chose Theta because she felt that she could be herself around the women. She stayed in Theta because she met women that made her feel that Theta was a place she could grow, learn from others, and gain different perspectives.
“Theta has given me the most amazing friends, challenged me to strive to high ideals, and the diversity and genuineness in Theta has expanded, stretched, and humbled me in many ways that I’m so thankful for!” Martino said.
Here are some fun facts about the lovely Lizzy Martino!
- She’s left-handed
- She has performed in Carnegie Hall with the KSU Choir
- She lived in East Asia two summers ago
- She is getting married this summer and moving to Seattle
- She loves Kappa Alpha Theta!