Elizabeth Martin ’17
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Elizabeth Martin ’17

Elizabeth Martin ’17

Psychology

In addition to her classes, Elizabeth Martin has made use of a number of opportunities at the University. She spent the fall of her sophomore year studying abroad at Regents’ College in London. “It was pretty amazing,” she recalls. “I came back more adventurous.” Back on campus she has been a student worker with the All-University Curriculum office and the Arts and Sciences’ Dean's office, which enabled her to meet faculty from all over the University. She also became a college ambassador and says she enjoyed working with her fellow ambassadors, who, “give prospective students a personal experience of being here at the University of Hartford.” By her junior year, Martin also began working with Psychology Professor Leonard Milling on research related to the psychological interventions for pain.

As if all that did not keep Martin busy enough, she joined the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, and eventually became the organization's president. “I like being surrounded by a group of people as dedicated to service as I am,” she says. This spring, Alpha Phi Omega held its second 5K Run for Stand Up to Cancer, an event that Martin established and organized. She says she created the event because she, “wanted to work on something bigger than our campus in our local community.” The 5K has been a massive success, raising thousands of dollars for cancer research and becoming a regular part of Alpha Phi Omega’s service program that will continue after Martin graduates.

So with all of her classes and activities, Martin was asked what the most memorable part was about her years at the University. “My friends,” she replies quickly. “I feel like schoolwork isn't the only thing in the long run.”

Photo: Kaelin Baker ’19