Graduate Students

Graduate Student Profiles

  • Nicole Sambursky

    Nicole Sambursky

    Chemical Engineering, Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship (MSITE)

    Nicole transferred from Middlesex Community College and has availed herself of opportunities for hands-on experience in her field and leadership at UMass Lowell.

  • Tim DiFrancesco

    Tim DiFrancesco

    Physical Therapy

    Tim DiFrancesco '06 landed his dream job as the strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. His doctor of physical therapy degree gave him the edge.

  • Burhan Colak

    Burhan Colak

    Community Social Psychology

    Captain in the Turkish military. Former world champion in the 1,500 meters. Passionate promoter of cross-cultural student exchanges. There’s a lot you wouldn’t guess about graduate student Burhan Colak if you walked past him on South Campus.

  • Vikram Singh Prasher

    Vikram Singh Prasher

    Physics

    A typical day for Vikram Singh Prasher is filled with studying, attending classes, conducting research, interviewing for jobs and working with the American Physics Society. He thrives on the jam-packed schedule, and on the relationships he’s developed at UMass Lowell.

  • Gordon Halm

    Gordon Halm

    Liberal Arts

    Gordon Halm '12 learned from an early age that hard work pays off. The Ghana native and father of three earned his Bachelor's in Liberal Arts in 2012 and is pursuing his Master's in Peace and Conflict Studies.

  • Shaheed Mohamed

    Shaheed Mohamed

    Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences

    As a Fulbright scholar and international student, Shaheed Mohamed had his choice of programs. He decided to continue his studies at UMass Lowell because of the strength of the clinical laboratory sciences.

  • Sean Jordan

    Sean Jordan

    Physical Therapy

    Sean Jordan is living his dream working for the New England Patriots as an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist.

  • Justin  Lawler

    Justin  Lawler

    Campus Recreation

    Justin Lawler's job as assistant director of campus recreation has him working while others play.

  • Jessica Huizenga

    Jessica Huizenga

    Graduate School of Education

    The Graduate School of Education's online program afforded Jessica Huizenga the opportunity to advance her career, completing both master's and doctorate degrees without stepping foot on campus.

  • Kyle Coffey

    Kyle Coffey

    Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy

    Kyle Coffey credits the strength of the UMass Lowell faculty for preparing him with the critical-thinking skills needed to pass his board exam the first time around.

  • Matthew Olson

    Matthew Olson

    Graduate School of Education

    Matthew Olson, dean of humanities and social science at Middlesex Community College, says there is a direct connection between the doctorate he earned in Leadership in Schooling and his current job.

  • Susan Gordon

    Susan Gordon

    Doctor of Nursing Practice

    With a dual nurse practitioner certification in adult acute care and gerontology, Gordon enrolled in UMass Lowell’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program to learn leadership skills to help her improve care, especially for older adults.

  • Eduardo Beato

    Eduardo Beato

    Mathematics

    Eduardo's passion for math accompanied by UMass Lowell's UTeach program led him to his career of teaching.

  • Aaron Stella

    Aaron Stella

    Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences

    Before Aaron Stella graduated from the medical laboratory science program, he had more job offers than he knew what to do with.

  • Donna  Lannan

    Donna  Lannan

    Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy alumna Donna Lannan chose UMass Lowell for its “affordable program that was within commuting distance to home. It also happened to have one of the best reputations around.”

  • Molly Clay

    Molly Clay

    Chemical Engineering

    Molly was looking for a high-caliber engineering program. The answer was UMass Lowell.

  • Gianni Falzone

    Gianni Falzone

    Management, Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship

    Coming from a family of small business owners, entrepreneurship is Gianni Falzone's blood. To develop on his Bachelor's degree, he is pursuing a Master of Science in Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship.

  • Allegra Williams

    Allegra Williams

    Community Social Psychology

    With a background in psychology and international studies, Allegra Williams says the community social psychology master’s program was a perfect fit for her. Now, she’s turned her interest in community-building into a career as the neighborhood planner for the City of Lowell.

  • Edgardo Pomales-Feliciano

    Edgardo Pomales-Feliciano

    Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Edgardo Pomales-Feliciano is an inaugural member in the new Pharmaceutical Science Master's program at UMass Lowell.

  • Bill Lovely

    Bill Lovely

    Industrial Management/Work Environment

    A bachelor’s degree in industrial management in 1992 helped Bill Lovely launch his career as an environmental scientist. Now he’s back pursuing a master’s in work environment with a concentration in cleaner production and pollution prevention.

  • Pranav Joshi

    Pranav Joshi

    Management Information Systems

    Pranav Joshi encourages incoming students to take advantage of the co-op program and the career-building seminars offered throughout the University.

  • Janelle Diaz

    Janelle Diaz

    Psychology

    Janelle Diaz says two things made her undergraduate experience at UMass Lowell really special: residence life and the club she founded, Disable the Label.

  • James  Ristow

    James  Ristow

    Mechanical Engineering

    James Ristow wanted to be an astronaut when he grew and now works at NASA as an aeronautical engineer. When given the chance to further his studies in structural dynamics, UMass Lowell was at the top of his list.

  • Amanda  Veiga

    Amanda  Veiga

    Economic and Social Development of Regions

    One of the more memorable projects Amanda Veiga has worked on at the University was the St. Patrick’s Church excavation project in Lowell. As one of six students selected to participate, the group searched for remnants of Irish immigrants.

  • Ramez Antoun

    Ramez Antoun

    Exercise Physiology & Physical Therapy

    Ramez Antoun’s internship at the Institute of Performance and Fitness in Andover gave him real-work experience and access to leaders in his chosen field while he was still in the exercise physiology (EP) program.

  • Katharine  Covino

    Katharine  Covino

    Education

    As a Ph.D. student in education, Katharine Covino quickly immersed herself in the program, which she describes as the perfect marriage of her two passions - teaching and literature.

  • Lydia Sisson

    Lydia Sisson

    Economic and Social Development of Regions

    Armed with skills achieved through her graduate studies in Economic and Social Development of Regions, Lydia Sisson '12 launched Mill City Grows "with the goal of empowering Lowell residents to create a safe, healthy food system through access and education."

  • Mark  Micire

    Mark  Micire

    Computer Science

    Mark Micire’s unique work experience and education have been able to help people in their darkest hour. He designs robotics systems that help coordinate efforts at search and rescue sites.

  • Terri Jabaley

    Terri Jabaley

    School of Nursing

    Terri Jabaley, an advanced practice oncology nurse, chose UMass Lowell to pursue a Ph.D. in research, to learn more about her patients disease and the role genetics played

  • Harish Hande

    Harish Hande

    Renewable Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

    Social entrepreneur Harish Hande is helping the poor in India in an economically and environmentally sustainable way, by bringing affordable solar power to the countryside.

  • Ianna Hondros-McCarthy

    Ianna Hondros-McCarthy

    Psychology, English (pre-med), Peace and Conflict Studies

    Ianna Hondros-McCarthy knows that you don’t have to travel far, or mortgage your future, to get an excellent education. She says, “Coming to UMass Lowell was the best possible decision for me.”