Ramsey Martz is a Biochemistry and Neuroscience double major, with an emphasis in Neurobiology, as well as a German Studies minor with plans to graduate in Spring 2021. He is passionate about healthcare with plans to apply to medical schools and matriculate in Fall 2022. He is currently completing his thesis in the Schwartz Lab researching properties of COVID-19 RNA Polymerase protein while working as a Pharmacy Technician. Ramsey is also involved on campus as a member of the ASUA Student Health Advocacy Committee (SHAC) Executive Board and the Vice President of Biochemistry club.
His involvement at the University started in Fall 2018 when first joining Biochemistry club and the Residence Hall Association and enjoyed outreach work on and off campus with developing leadership opportunities of UArizona students and providing biochemistry demonstrations as school STEM nights. He also involves himself in the Tucson community by volunteering at Ben’s Bells and teaching German for an after-school program at Miles Elementary. What propels Ramsey to become involved is the ability to form connections and learn new things from the people he meets. Time is a valuable commodity, and there is much gratitude and appreciation when it is used to improve others’ days and lives. Now, Ramsey is spearheading a Journal club to increase exposure to research in STEM and assisting with the startup of the “Healthy Hands” pen pal program in SHAC. He hopes to finish his undergraduate career while making productive changes in these organizations and wishes to continue leaving an impact in the world as he pursues a career in medicine.