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.
David Todisco says his political science classes, internships and experiences through UML's partnership with The Washington Center are helping him forge a political career.
Marine Sciences & Technology
Software engineer Laurie Agel was looking for a career change in her 40s. Fifteen years later, she has her Ph.D. in marine sciences and technology from UML and is working as a post-doctoral research assistant, studying extreme precipitation and flooding in the Charles and Mystic river basins.
Business Administration, Entrepreneurship
Kristin Kihara started her own digital magazine, Black, highlighting creators who “aren’t really seen.”
Mateo Rull Garza immersed himself in research – and published in a leading scientific journal.
Fahad Alden found his niche at UMass Lowell by joining student government.
Criminology & Justice Studies
Because of the Career & Co-op Center…I was able to land an internship at a courthouse where I am working side by side with an attorney.
History and Education
A scholarship endowed in memory of the late English teacher and lecturer Socrates Lagios helped Christina Sirignano complete her master’s degree in education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
George Dylan Bistany completed his master’s degree abroad in fall 2019 at the Czech Technical University in Prague.