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.
Sociology & Spanish
Honors student Franchesca Arias is passionate about studying abroad after completing a summer program in Valencia, Spain.
Superintendent Lisa Dana's length of service in the Danver's public school system is among the longest in the state.
Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy
Motivated to help patients regain strength to live their best possible lives, Haley LaFreniere was inspired early on by her mom to pursue a health-related field.
Criminal Justice & Criminology
A chance encounter with a professor led to an amazing research opportunity. Now Qurat Ann is researching the pros and cons of sex offender registration laws as she pursues a Ph.D.
Applied Psychology and Prevention Science
Marcus Lithander was already designing online courses when he heard Asst. Prof. Yana Weinstein, co-founder of The Learning Scientists, speak at a conference in Stockholm. Six months later he arrived in the U.S. to pursue his Ph.D. with her and do research on effective learning strategies.
Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Manning School of Business student Rachel Silk landed a professional co-op as a marketing events coordinator that has helped shape her future career plans.
Honors student Jessica Kergo has landed great jobs and internships – including one with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. She also writes for The Connector student newspaper and advocates for mental health awareness.
English Journalism and Professional Writing
Ryan MacInnis built a strong relationship with the career and co-op center early in his academic career that quickly turned into work opportunities.