Archange Lombo

Archange Lombo, '24

Saturday Morning Commencement Speaker


Born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Archange Lombo is one of five siblings. His family moved to the United States in 2016, embarking on a new chapter filled with opportunities and challenges. Lombo, a devoted Christian, has channeled these experiences into his studies and extracurricular activities, demonstrating a deep commitment to learning and community service.
Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, Lombo has distinguished himself through his dedication to innovation. His academic journey at UMass Lowell was enriched by his participation in the Co-op Program, via which he secured him a pivotal internship in hardware development at Nokia, where he has accepted a full-time role as a circuit design engineer.
As president of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) since May 2023, Lombo has advocated for diversity in STEM fields. His presidency is marked by his inclusive approach and enthusiasm for sharing the NSBE story, greatly enhancing its visibility and impact with both students and corporate partners. He has also helped engage local high school students with STEM activities and presentations.  
While at UML, Lombo fostered his passion for soccer by playing on the men’s club team for three years.
He hopes to further his studies in graduate school, aiming for a Ph.D., and eventually find a role in in-flight airplane electronics and controls in the aerospace engineering industry.
In appreciation of Lombo speaking at Commencement, Chancellor Julie Chen will donate $500 in his honor to the National Society of Black Engineers.