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Katherine Martin – Distinguished Graduate

Katherine Martin
B.S.E in Electrical Engineering
Graduated from Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona
Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Katherine Martin is earning her degree in electrical engineering while pursuing a Film and Media Production minor in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is a student in Barrett, The Honors College. She is a recipient of the President’s Scholarship award along with the Regents High Honor Scholarship. Martin worked in the Fulton Schools Career Center as a peer career coach and was a member of the Barrett Choir.

What has been most rewarding about your undergraduate years at ASU?
The most rewarding part of my experience was meeting new people with unique viewpoints and ideas and getting to learn alongside them. Through my coursework, I have been also been afforded the opportunity to expand my personal knowledge, which opened the door to careers that have set me on the path to my future. The most challenging part of being at ASU was learning how to manage one’s time between obligations at school, work, and social activities.

Can you name a professor who was particularly instrumental in helping you grow as a student?
While I have had many terrific professors, I have very much enjoyed working with and appreciated the assistance of Professor Trevor Thornton and Associate Professor Michael Goryll because of the guidance they have provided and the personal relationships we have developed through work on various projects.

What are your plans after graduation?
I have accepted a technical position with The Walt Disney Company in Anaheim, California where I will be working on assistive devices for visually and hearing disabled theme park guests from around the world.

About The Author

Erik Wirtanen

Erik Wirtanen graduated from Arizona State in 2001 with a B.S. in Recreation Management and Tourism. He got his start in the communications field as an undergrad with the ASU Athletics Media Relations office. He worked at UC Irvine from 2002 until 2014 in the Department of Athletics and then The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. In August of 2014, Wirtanen joined the communications office at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Media Contact: erik.wirtanen@asu.edu | 480-727-1957 | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Communications

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