Dream big and work hard. That's the River Hawk way. UMass Lowell students pursue  their passion for learning in the classroom and beyond. They are each unique but are united in their drive to make a difference. Here are some of their stories.

  • Sid Iyer
    Plastics Engineering

    Sid Iyer has taken advantage of internships, research opportunities, the DifferenceMaker program and more to pursue his goal: a career in biomedical research and development.

  • Halle Anderson
    Exercise Science

    A serious knee injury gave women’s soccer player Halle Anderson the chance to explore her artistic interests.

  • Giulia Rabbito
    Economics

    Giulia Rabbito came to UMass Lowell for soccer and a business education – and then fell in love with economics.

  • Selena Tran
    Psychology

    Selena Tran did as much undergraduate research as she could. It paid off when she got a research job – and then was accepted to top Ph.D. programs.

  • Bryanna Ippolito
    Nutritional Science

    After working with Alzheimer’s patients while in high school, Bryanna Ippolito is pursuing her bachelor's in nutritional science and developed a program for students who someday may be working with Alzheimer’s patients to understand what it’s like to live with the disease.

  • Cleidir Mendes
    Finance

    A series of mentors helped Cleidir Mendes thrive at UML — and land a job at Fidelity Investments.

  • Olivia Houle
    Exercise Science, Clinical Option

    Exercise Science major Olivia Houle plans on pursuing a career researching prosthetics and orthotics.

  • Corrina Quaglietta
    Nursing

    Honors nursing student Corrina Quaglietta studied abroad in San Sebastian, Spain, the summer after her freshman year. The experience turned her into a huge booster of study abroad.