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.

  • Matthew Fowler
    Nursing

    After Matthew Fowler's mother underwent heart surgery, he observed the nurses, who worked with both intelligence and kindness. The experience inspired him to choose nursing as his career.

  • Rajia Abdelaziz
    Electrical Engineering, Computer Science

    Rajia Abdelaziz wants to run her own smart jewelry company – a goal that’s well within reach thanks to a research co-op and involvement with the Society of Women Engineers.

  • Haley LaFreniere
    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.

  • Daniel Howell
    Public Health

    When Daniel Howell interned at the City of Lowell Health Department, he helped run a forum addressing opioid abuse.

  • Daniel Barros
    Economics

    Daniel Barros thought the law might be a good way to help people. His classes in legal studies confirmed it.

  • Thomas Baldwin
    History

    Thomas Baldwin is pursuing a history degree while planning a career in law.

  • Andre DiFilippo
    Marketing & Management

    After making his mark at UML as Student Government Association president, Manning School of Business senior Andre DiFilippo is excited to get started on a sales career.

  • Andrew Ambrosino
    Computer Science, Business minor

    Andrew Ambrosino is helping to expand the Commonwealth Honors Program at school and to solve problems with his computer science studies.