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.

  • Tyler Harrington
    Atmospheric Science

    Before starting his Ph.D. in atmospheric science at UMass Lowell, Tyler Harrington interned at the Federal Aviation Administration, where he wrote a report for Congress on how extreme weather events affect air travel.

  • Karina Cruz
    Public Administration

    Karina Cruz appreciates the flexibility, small classes and in-depth administrative skills she’s learning, from how to change public policy to managing a diverse workforce.

  • Evelynn Cousey
    Environmental Science

    As co-president of the Society of Environmental Scientists student organization, Evelynn Cousey has developed leadership skills that she plans to take into a career in environmental policy and law.

  • Jamie-Lyn Cavallon
    Meteorology

    A 2011 tornado that ripped through her hometown got Jamie-Lyn Cavallon interested in meteorology.

  • Sean Jordan
    Physical Therapy

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

  • Ramsha Farooq
    Electrical Engineering

    Pakistan native Ramsha Farooq ’19 came all the way to UMass Lowell for her master’s degree in electrical engineering. She’s staying in the area after landing a “perfect job” as an electrical engineer at Black & Veatch in Burlington, Mass.

  • Kristina Ogbarmey-Tetteh
    Nursing

    Kristina Ogbarmey-Tetteh took advantage of the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences’ Student Resource Center as a first-year student, and now she’s a tutor there.

  • Andrew MacGregor
    Computer Engineering

    With the help of the Career & Coop Center, Andrew was able to get a software engineering intern position at Garmin Aviation in Kansas City.