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.

  • Stephanie Ceballos
    Biochemistry

    Whether studying abroad or conducting research, Stephanie Ceballos is making the most out of her UMass Lowell experience.

  • Daniel Barros
    Economics

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

  • 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.

  • Kady Phelps
    History

    Kady Phelps came to UMass Lowell to major in education, but history caught up with her. She earned her master’s degree in history and the Excellence in Students Cultural Heritage Award for her work on an exhibit about Portuguese immigration to Lowell.

  • Miranda Melo
    Nursing

    Miranda Melo feels well prepared for her nursing career. Her past clinical rotations included working at Lowell General Hospital, Winchester Hospital, Holy Family Hospital and the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of New England.

  • Valeria Saldana
    Public Health

    Valeria Saldana knew she had found a welcoming community from her first visit to campus.

  • Matthew Clancy
    Mechanical Engineering

    As a sophomore, Matthew Clancy designed a small satellite with a vital mission: getting children and teens excited about their STEM studies and aerospace careers. Now he’s developing his LEARNsat for NASA launch.

  • Thomas Sherriff
    Exercise Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Thomas Sherriff was the lead author on a paper about functional movements of firefighters.