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.

  • Gianna Geraci
    Accounting and Marketing

    Gianna Geraci ’23 was destined to study accounting at UMass Lowell.

  • Matt Cherkerzian
    Criminal Justice

    Matt Cherkerzian is an EMT majoring in criminal justice who helps with research into decision-making by first responders.

  • Edina Hirt
    Psychology, Autism Studies

    Honors student Edina Hirt faced hurdles from learning English to battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma while working toward her degree. Still, she won an award for her dedication to community service.

  • Mayara Reis
    Criminal Justice

    Criminal Justice major and community organizer Mayara Reis says the diversity at UMass Lowell let her be who she's supposed to be.

  • Victoria Wisniewski
    Meteorology & Atmospheric Science

    As an aspiring broadcast meteorologist, Victoria Wisniewski was attracted to UML due to its bachelor’s-to-master’s programs, successful alumni and research opportunities.

  • Jack Barron
    Business, Marketing

    Immersive Scholar Jack Barron is sharpening his marketing skills with the Office of the Provost.

  • Maddie Gear
    Marketing

    Maddie Gear’s favorable first impression of UML steered her to a marketing co-op position at CarGurus.

  • Jenna Kapp
    Peace and Conflict Studies

    Peace and Conflict Studies major Jenna Kapp has taken advantage of nearly every opportunity that’s come her way on campus. Now she’s finding more abroad.