Meet Your Orientation Leaders

Rachel Stringer-Grimsley, Orientation

Rachel Stringer-Grimsley, Orientation

Assistant to the Director
Dugan 104


Music & Interactive Arts Education

Educational Background

Rachel obtained dual undergraduate degrees at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master’s degree from Columbia University.


2012 will be Rachel’s second summer as assistant to the Director of Orientation. Prior to her arrival at UMass Lowell, Rachel spent 10 years working in the public school system as a music teacher and interactive arts education specialist.

A few words from Rachel:

I am very excited to be working at UMass Lowell. I have enjoyed getting to know staff and students, learning my way around a beautiful campus and learning about the exciting opportunities available to incoming students.

During Orientation, I look forward to working with 40 talented Orientation Leaders and 5 student Leadership Team members. I am constantly amazed at their creativity and positive energy as they put together an educational and fun-filled summer schedule. These Orientation Leaders prepare for months, attending trainings, developing programs, building working relationships and putting together exciting presentation options for our incoming students. We are excited to meet you, thrilled to have you and honored to present the very best that UMass Lowell has to offer. Welcome.

My ideal Saturday:

My ideal Saturday would be waking up to a beautiful sunny morning, throwing the ball for my dogs, spending the day on the lake with my family and having fun!