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  • Edwyn Shoemaker

    Political Science

    Edwyn Shoemaker hasn't had an easy road through life. But he’s taken the right steps for success in his education and wants to help others do the same.

  • Rimonda Maroun

    Criminology & Criminal Justice

    Rimonda Maroun is doubling up on research and teaching experience as she pursues her Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice.

  • Selena Tran


    Selena Tran found lots of research opportunities at UML, including a study of gorilla behavior at the Franklin Park Zoo.

  • 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.

  • Brianna Atwood

    Plastics Engineering

    Brianna Atwood came to UMass Lowell to study plastics engineering – but she’s done so much more. The honors student started a volunteer program that connects UML students with a local school. She has also participated in the professional co-op program, working on fire-resistant seals for airplanes.

  • Steffan Jackson

    Business Administration - Marketing, Management

    Steffan Jackson combines his business studies with his passion for community service to create Make-A-Change, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids in hardship situations.

  • Jeanine Buonopane


    Accounting major Jeanine Buonopane, who has cerebral palsy, plans to one day help people with disabilities learn to become more financially successful.

  • Alexandra Deckoff-Jones

    Psychology, minor in English

    Alexandra Deckoff-Jones is earning her undergraduate degree in psychology—including doing original research on accommodations for students with disabilities—entirely online, through the Division of Online and Continuing Education.

  • Nicholas Langberg

    Chemical Engineering

    By working with the Office of International Experiences & Study Abroad, chemical engineering major Nicholas Langberg was able to add a two-month internship to his summer school program in Germany.

  • Gabrielle Davis

    Peace & Conflict Studies

    Gabby Davis is learning to make peace through community building and putting her studies into practice by organizing events for Made in Lowell, a community nonprofit.

  • Syeda Nizami

    English, Psychology, Honors College

    Syeda Nizami is using scholarships, research fellowships and work-study jobs to graduate with low debt, so she can afford a career helping others instead of working to pay off student loans.

  • Kacey Hill


    Kacey Hill, a biology major in the Commonwealth Honors Program, spent a summer tracking urban wildlife and studying invasive plant species at the University of Louisville as part of the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

  • Jay Souweine

    Music Studies

    Music student Jay Souweine is a jazz trumpeter, member of the marching band and plays taps at military funerals – yet he loves UMass Lowell for being more rounded than a conservatory.

  • Lindsay Blount


    Lindsay Blount is a full-time Honors College student, military spouse and mom – but she still found time to pursue a partnership with the Thoreau Institute.

  • James Aung


    James Aung is the executive director of SayDaNar, a refugee organization he co-founded. He plans to return to Mayanmar, his home country, when he graduates.

  • Melissa King

    Public Health

    After taking a few public health classes and establishing a strong connection with faculty, Melissa King realized that helping people live healthier lives is her passion.

  • James Forest

    Professor, Director of Security Studies

    I study terrorist group decision-making, counterterrorism strategy and WMD proliferation. Would you like to know

  • Vikram Singh Prasher


    A typical day for Vikram Singh Prasher is filled with studying, attending classes, conducting research, interviewing for jobs and working with the American Physics Society. He thrives on the jam-packed schedule, and on the relationships he’s developed at UMass Lowell.

  • Covington Bien-Aime

    Business Administration

    Inspired by the generosity of others after surviving the devastating 2010 earthquake in his native Haiti, MBA student Covington Bien-Aime gives back by volunteering through Organizational Behavior in Action summer course.

  • Victoria Maroon

    Chemical Engineering

    Victoria feels UMass Lowell's rigorous course curriculum and lab projects have prepared her well for the working world.

  • Alana Kelley

    Graphic Design

    Struggling with the loss of her dear friend Toni, Alana Kelley dedicated her year-long capstone project to him to earn her degree in graphic design.

  • Peter Larsen

    Biology, Biotechnology

    The Honors College offered Peter Larsen a chance to explore outside his major, giving him a true liberal arts education and changing his career plans. Then DifferenceMaker helped him realize his dream of providing unique and inexpensive prosthetic hands to kids.

  • Kevin Hines

    Plastics Engineering

    Kevin Hines hopes to put his engineering skills to work designing state-of-the-art materials for the plumbing and heating industry.

  • Jessica Saad

    Community Health & Sustainability

    Looking back, Jessica Saad doesn’t take for granted how much UMass Lowell —and community health especially— helped prepare her for life outside of college.

  • Joshua Santana

    Music Education

    When music education major Joshua Santana teaches local grade-schoolers to play violin through the university’s String Project, he connects with them because he was once in their shoes.

  • Matt Cherkerzian

    Criminal Justice - Homeland Security

    Matt Cherkerzian is an EMT majoring in criminal justice who helps with research into decision-making by first responders.

  • Meg Bond

    Director, Center for Women & Work

    Meg Bond is co-principal investigator for the NSF Advancing STEM Women in the Academy grant.

  • Mignon Duffy

    Associate Director, Center for Women & Work

    Mignon Duffy researches paid care work and authored "Making Care Count: A Century of Gender, Race and Paid Care."

  • Rafaela Gonzalez


    Rafaela Gonzalez wants to care for people as individuals and in communities, so she's majoring in sociology and minoring in psychology. She's also started her own business.

  • Supriya Chakrabarti

    Director, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology

    If there’s a planet around a nearby star, physics Prof. Supriya Chakrabarti wants to take a picture of it.

  • Salmaan Kapadia

    Business Administration, Accounting

    For Salmaan Kapadia, giving back to the community has been a life-long endeavor that's rooted in family.

  • Pascale Jean-Jacques

    Community Health, President of SISTERS

    Pascale acquired the skills to make a difference through hands-on experiences in her major and through shepherding the young campus organization SISTERS (Sisters of Integrity Striving Toward Empowerment, Respect and Success) through a growing phase.

  • Elise Paugh

    Marketing, Management

    Elise Paugh found a study abroad program in Australia that allowed her to complete her required business courses, as well as work remotely for her co-op employer.

  • Shannon Smith

    Psychology, Elementary Education

    Shannon Smith entered school planning to be a criminal profiler. Now she teaches kindergarten in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Atthaphon Mumi

    Business - Entrepreneurship

    With a dissertation on social media’s role in the entrepreneurial process, Thailand’s Atthaphon Mumi became the first graduate of the Manning School of Business’ Ph.D. in entrepreneurship program.

  • Kimberly Kras

    School of Criminology & Justice Studies

    Kimberly Kras’ research on sex offenders challenges stereotypes—and provides practical tools for criminal justice majors interested in corrections.

  • Sarah Herrick

    Criminal Justice, minor in Sociology

    Sarah Herrick’s studies and many internships prepared her for a job working with troubled teens.

  • Krystal Quezada

    English - Journalism and Professional Writing

    Local, regional and international experiences have prepared Krystal for life after college.

  • Thomas B. Shea

    Director, Center for Cellular Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration Research

    Tom Shea's research looks at ways to prevent or slow down brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and ALS.

  • Keana-Grace Danier

    Business Administration - Marketing, Management

    Participating in the 2017 Miss Massachusetts USA pageant helped bolster business student Keana-Grace Danier’s confidence and drive, which she sees helping her future sales career.

  • Lydia Sisson

    Economic and Social Development of Regions

    Armed with skills achieved through her graduate studies in Economic and Social Development of Regions, Lydia Sisson '12 launched Mill City Grows "with the goal of empowering Lowell residents to create a safe, healthy food system through access and education."

  • Elizabeth Herbin-Triant


    Elizabeth Herbin-Triant researches the Jim Crow era and why residential segregation laws failed in the South.

  • Sadrac Noel

    Civil Engineering

    When Sadrac Noel graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, he could look back on many twists and turns in his path – and one professor who was always there for him.

  • Sam Aikins

    Political Science, Honors College

    Sam Aikins transferred to UMass Lowell because he wanted a greater challenge – and a place he could make his mark.

  • Mikhaila Schaefer

    Economics, Math minor

    First in her family to attend college, Mikhaila Schaefer likes to work hard, enjoys research and is pleased to be graduating without any debt.

  • Raymond Soto


    Getting out of the classroom can be the best way to learn, according to Ray Soto, a recent graduate who saw the power of his studies during a service-learning course his senior year.

  • Vladimir Saldana

    Finance and Management

    For Saldana, who is pursuing a dual concentration in finance and management and minoring in Spanish, the experience of studying overseas has helped expand his view of global business and cultures.

  • Elinor Mayo

    Criminal Justice

    Elinor Mayo has lofty dreams, and Air Force ROTC is helping her find her way to the cockpit.

  • Asad Elmi

    Business Administration

    Asad Elmi has long been fascinated by the financial world. Now that he’s been immersed in that world in a sales and marketing co-op position at Putnam Investments, he’s ready to make it a career.

  • Benjamin Gacek

    Criminal Justice, Accounting

    A summer co-op inspired Benjamin Gacek to pick up a second major and pursue a career in forensic accounting.

  • Zachary Zuber

    Exercise Physiology

    Even though many of Zack Zuber’s family members attended UMass Lowell, he wasn’t convinced that it was the place for him – that is, until he visited the campus.

  • Zayna Basma

    Political Science, Arabic & Spanish

    Zayna Basma volunteered at a center that helps Burmese refugees - and became fascinated by refugee policy and research.

  • Kyle Coffey

    Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy

    Kyle Coffey credits the strength of the UMass Lowell faculty for preparing him with the critical-thinking skills needed to pass his board exam the first time around.

  • Andre DiFilippo

    Marketing, Management

    For aspiring business consultant Andre DiFilippo, surveying nearly 1,400 students and then presenting the findings to the university's administrators was an invaluable hands-on learning experience.

  • Daniel Schmith

    Entrepreneurship and Finance

    Daniel Schmith knows how to pace himself on the cross country and track teams. But when it comes to entrepreneurship, it’s full speed ahead.

  • Lisa Brothers

    Civil Engineering

    Alum Lisa Brothers is an engineer. She is also an outspoken advocate for UMass Lowell.

  • Keith Lewis


    Keith's education in his psychology classes and experiences on the track fulfilled his desire to learn about others and himself.

  • Deborah Paul


    Deborah Paul transferred from Eastern Nazarene College and quickly decided on UMass Lowell when she came to visit campus. She discovered the sense of community and the university's rich diversity.

  • Rick Violette

    Political Science

    Rick Violette Jr. is forever grateful to the UMass Lowell faculty for incredible success in a field he is most passionate about.

  • Joshua Dyck

    Polling and Politics

    Joshua Dyck is an expert in political and public-opinion polling, elections and campaigns, and national and state politics.

  • Tiffany Noel


    Asked for advice to would-be art students, Noel says, “Go for it. If you love art, you must pursue it. You’ll regret it if you don’t.”

  • Amanda Robinson


    Amanda Robinson considers Jacquie Moloney a true role model. As a UMass Student Trustee, Robinson got to help her mentor become elected Chancellor of UMass Lowell.

  • Taniya Nayak


    From Fox Hall to your flat screen TV! Taniya Nayak can trace her interest in interior design to her days at UMass Lowell.

  • Jessica Tawczynski


    Jessica Tawczynski has made painting her life and career with the help of her diverse undergraduate education.

  • David Preusse

    Mechanical Engineering

    Three decades after earning his mechanical engineering degree, Wittmann Battenfeld President David Preusse is helping the university develop the next generation of innovative, highly skilled engineers.

  • Daniel Muise

    Honors College, Economics, Political Science

    Honors College graduate Dan Muise is launched on an academic research career, thanks to a pair of B.A.s in economics and political science, lots of faculty support and several undergraduate research grants.

  • Matthew Levenson

    Criminal Justice

    Criminal justice major Matt Levenson loves an adventure and a challenge—and he’s bent on seizing every opportunity he can while at UMass Lowell.

  • Nicole Hayek


    Nicole Hayek came to the Manning School of Business to prepare for a career in marketing. Along the way, she's been able to fulfill her passion for music.

  • Edward Morante


    Education major Edward Morante had a tough time as a child in school and strives to become a teacher because he wants to help kids succeed. During his freshman year at UMass Lowell, Edward gained confidence through hands-on teaching experience at an elementary school classroom.

  • Steven DiNoto

    Criminal Justice

    Steven DiNoto's career is a mix of “CSI” and “Criminal Minds” high-tech rip-offs, forensics and criminal psychology. He's held top-level posts through his career and credits his UMass Lowell education for his success.

  • Edgardo Pomales-Feliciano

    Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Edgardo Pomales-Feliciano is an inaugural member in the new Pharmaceutical Science Master's program at UMass Lowell.

  • Kelsey McDonough


    Kelsey McDonough’s Emerging Scholar research on modernist women’s literature is taking her places.

  • Nicole Sambursky

    Chemical Engineering, Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship (MSITE)

    Nicole transferred from Middlesex Community College and has availed herself of opportunities for hands-on experience in her field and leadership at UMass Lowell.

  • Quinn Murphy

    Operations Engineer

    Telecommuting has benefits, but operations engineer Quinn Murphy loves being with other people.

  • Mickyas Yihdego

    Electrical Engineering

    Mickyas Yihdego, an electrical engineering major originally from Ethiopia, helps the Lowell Housing Authority digitize its blueprints archive through his work-study job at O’Leary Library.

  • Jennifer Castano

    Criminal Justice (Homeland Security)

    Jenn got a fresh perspective on her major and many other things in life during a semester abroad in Barcelona.

  • Matthew Olson

    Graduate School of Education

    Matthew Olson, dean of humanities and social science at Middlesex Community College, says there is a direct connection between the doctorate he earned in Leadership in Schooling and his current job.

  • Gordon Halm

    Liberal Arts

    Gordon Halm '12 learned from an early age that hard work pays off. The Ghana native and father of three earned his Bachelor's in Liberal Arts in 2012 and is pursuing his Master's in Peace and Conflict Studies.

  • Frank Sullivan

    Criminal Justice, UMass Lowell Police Sergeant

    When UMass Lowell Police Sergeant Frank Sullivan isn’t keeping the campus safe at night, he’s working on his master’s degree in criminal justice, helping raise three teenagers and training for a marathon.

  • Erneston Maurissaint


    Even though Erneston Maurissaint '16 passed the state’s nursing board exam on his first try, his road to success was not an easy one.

  • Shelby Creamer


    Shelby Creamer gained the clinical experience, faculty support, good grades and passion that made her shine, helping the nursing student land a coveted "externship" with Mayo Clinic.

  • Kathleen Curtin


    Kathleen Curtin was the first student to suggest that the university field a team at a Model United Nations competition. She’s pursued her love of history ever since, first as a food historian at Plimoth Plantation and now as a U.S. history teacher in New Hampshire.

  • David Laurello

    Electrical Engineering, master’s in Business Administration

    When it comes to education, David Laurello values lessons that translate to life on the job.

  • Chris Burns

    Accounting, Finance

    Rising sophomore Chris Burns, one of five UMass students to win a $10,000 William Bulger Presidential Scholarship, came into the Manning School of Business with a strong sense of purpose.

  • Matthew Desmond

    Mathematical Sciences

    As a UMass Lowell freshman, Matthew Desmond decided he wanted to be a math teacher and got hands-on experience through innovative teacher-training programs like UTeach and Jumpstart.

  • Sebastien Poirier

    Physical Therapy

    When Sebastien Poirier was a young boy, he dreamt of playing ball in the NBA. As he grew older, he realized he didn't have the skills to compete, but still loved the game enough to pursue his dream in a different way.

  • Daniel Parravano

    Business Administration - Finance

    Manning School of Business MBA student Daniel Parravano began working as a real estate agent as an undergraduate to help pay his way through school. Now he is ready to make his mark in the world of commercial real estate.

  • Harish Hande

    Renewable Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

    Social entrepreneur Harish Hande is helping the poor in India in an economically and environmentally sustainable way, by bringing affordable solar power to the countryside.

  • Matthew D'Angelo


    Matthew D’Angelo loves to solve problems—and he’s great at explaining how he does it. That’s why he’s majoring in math and enrolled in the UTeach program.

  • Burhan Colak

    Community Social Psychology

    Captain in the Turkish military. Former world champion in the 1,500 meters. Passionate promoter of cross-cultural student exchanges. There’s a lot you wouldn’t guess about graduate student Burhan Colak if you walked past him on South Campus.

  • Derek Winslow


    Derek Winslow rediscovered his passion for learning when he transferred from UMass Amherst to UMass Lowell to study history.

  • Jason Norman

    French & English

    Jason Norman comes from a French-Canadian family in Lowell, but his ability to speak French really took off after a summer study abroad program in Paris.

  • Bob Manseau


    Bob Manseau was named Principal of the Year for his work in New Hampshire, but its his education from UMass Lowell that made the difference for him.

  • Laura Cabrera

    Philosophy, Psychology

    Laura Cabrera's studies in philosophy and psychology have given her great personal insight - and the confidence to pursue a creative career in music, art and dance.

  • Matthew Burke


    While he was accepted at several high-caliber engineering programs in the Boston area, Matt is happy that he chose UMass Lowell.

  • Timothy Cook

    Assistant Professor, Physics, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology

    Astrophysicist Timothy Cook believes dust may hold the key to understanding the universe.

  • Liz Ejaife

    Community Social Psychology

    A research assistantship helped Liz Ejaife continue into the Master’s program in Community Social Psychology – and gave her valuable research experience.

  • Sheila Angelo

    Political Science

    Sheila Angelo’s internships for U.S. Reps. Niki Tsongas and Jim McGovern helped her win jobs doing advance event planning and media relations for Bernie Sanders and President Obama.

  • Clint Perry

    Electrical Engineering

    The thrill of figuring out how things work led Clint Perry to major in electrical engineering. He is also enrolled in the UTeach Program, where he carries his enthusiasm for engineering over to his teaching at Billerica High School.

  • Abigail Giarrosso


    Honors chemistry major Abigail Giarrosso found a work-study job her freshman year in the lab at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Now she’s helping develop and test a safer paint-stripper – with great success.

  • Eduardo Beato


    Eduardo's passion for math accompanied by UMass Lowell's UTeach program led him to his career of teaching.

  • Nicholas Evans


    Nicholas Evans studies the ethics of dual-use research—scientific research that could be turned to terrorist purposes.

  • Michael Doane

    Chemical Engineering, Biology

    Honors student Michael Doane won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for his cancer-related research in labs at UMass Lowell and during a summer National Science Foundation program. He says UMass Lowell does a great job of structuring both classes and learning experiences that build on one another.

  • Devon White

    Psychology and Disability Studies, Autism Studies

    Devon White, a recent graduate of the Autism Studies program, is helping to run a new, affordable and comprehensive autism treatment center in Kuwait. She says great faculty mentors and all the research opportunities she got, starting as an undergraduate, prepared her for the post.

  • Meghan Berking


    Meghan Berking ran across the country to raise $7,500 for cancer research after losing her father to colon cancer.

  • Mark Micire

    Computer Science

    Mark Micire’s unique work experience and education have been able to help people in their darkest hour. He designs robotics systems that help coordinate efforts at search and rescue sites.

  • Christopher Nunez

    Accounting and International Business

    Taking advantages of opportunities outside the classroom has helped Christopher Nunez succeed at UMass Lowell.

  • David Entwistle

    Physics and UTeach

    David Entwistle strives to make student experiences at UMass Lowell as successful as his and hopes he leaves a lasting legacy.

  • Larry Feinberg


    Traffic and expense of commuting to Boston or Cambridge was daunting for Larry Feinberg. Then he found UMass Lowell iHub.

  • Yonnie Collins

    Exercise Physiology, Honors

    Yonnie Collins joined the Honors College to get a well-rounded education – and for challenging classes.

  • Kellsie Howard

    Business Administration - Finance, Management

    Kellsie Howard has managed to achieve a lot in her first two years in the Manning School of Business, including organizing a DECA competition, starting two clubs and working as a co-op at Putnam Investments.

  • Julio Hernandez

    Computer Science

    Through a co-op with the Information Technology Office, computer science major Julio Hernandez leveraged CRM experience to build a line queue management system for the Solution Center.

  • Brittany Forslind


    After spending her freshman year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Forslind transferred to UMass Lowell, where the biology program was a better fit for her.

  • Matt Macioci

    Mechanical Engineering

    Thanks to professional co-ops at New Balance and Teradyne, mechanical engineering major Matt Macioci has designs on a future career working with complex machinery.

  • Nicholas Marinelli

    Chemical Engineering

    Chemical engineering major, Nicholas Marinelli, finds the campus veteran community to be very welcoming. He says it really helps to be surrounded by fellow student-veterans who share a unique bond with him.

  • Ayah Awadallah

    English, Journalism and Professional Writing; minor in Graphic Design

    Ayah Awadallah is starting an online magazine for young American Muslim women caught between American culture and the tenets of their faith.

  • Terrie Enis

    Physical Therapy

    Terrie Enis’ college experience is quite different from most. She was married with a two-year old daughter when she decided to go back to college full time to earn her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy.

  • Matilda Matovu

    Biology, Political Science

    Matilda Matovu discovered a passion for public health during a summer program at The Washington Center that included an internship with a public health advocacy group.

  • Bridget McSherry


    Bridget McSherry seized every opportunity she could while earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting at UMass Lowell, and now she’s ready to begin her career at Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico.

  • Adeja Crearer

    English, minors in Political Science and Digital Media

    Honors student Adeja Crearer is equally comfortable in front of a television camera or behind one. She’s combining a journalism concentration in English with minors in digital media and political science to prepare for a career in news.

  • Adam Ayan

    Sound Recording Technology

    How many people can say they’ve worked with Madonna and the Rolling Stones? UMass Lowell alumnus Adam Ayan can.

  • Omar Abdelaal

    Mechanical Engineering

    The Lawrence Lin MakerSpace is where Omar Abdelaal works on the drone for his senior capstone, and where he became inspired to start an eNABLE chapter in his native Egypt.

  • James Forest

    Terrorism and Security Studies

    James Forest is an internationally respected expert on terrorism and security issues.

  • Leo Montagna

    Plastics Engineering

    Plastics Engineering alumnus Leo Montagna Jr. '70, '76 says he wouldn't be where is is today with the University. He is a devoted UMass Lowell donor and supporter of the Plastics Engineering Department.

  • Ianna Hondros-McCarthy

    Psychology, English (pre-med), Peace and Conflict Studies

    Ianna Hondros-McCarthy knows that you don’t have to travel far, or mortgage your future, to get an excellent education. She says, “Coming to UMass Lowell was the best possible decision for me.”

  • Khalilah Reddie

    Organic Chemistry

    Khalilah Reddie has an enthusiasm for teaching that has raised student success rates in Organic Chemistry.

  • Yehya Merhi

    Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical engineering major Yehya Merhi discovered his passion as a co-op for medical tech company Atrium Medical. Now the Lebanon native wants to make it a career.

  • Frank Talty

    Co-director, Center for Public Opinion

    Frank Talty, whose experience spans law, politics and Irish history, is a popular source during election season.

  • Nicholas Kerrigan


    When Nicholas Kerrigan spent a summer at the YMCA working with third graders, some of whom had learning disabilities, he was inspired to switch his major from business to education.

  • 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.

  • Jie Wang

    Computer Science

    Jie Wang enjoys teaching computer science at UMass Lowell and likes the freedom of doing research in a university environment.

  • Justin Lawler

    Campus Recreation

    Justin Lawler's job as assistant director of campus recreation has him working while others play.

  • Wendy Sanchez


    Originally planning to become a doctor, when Wendy Sanchez received the Tsongas Scholarship to UMass Lowell as a high school senior, she decided to pursue nursing instead. The high achiever who turned hardship into success has no regrets.

  • Mohamed Omar

    Work Environment

    While working as an environmental management engineer at Harvard University in 2005, Mohamed Omar decided to “test the waters” by enrolling in Work Environment’s environmental risk assessment certificate program.

  • Erin Graceffa

    Electrical & Computer Engineering

    For Erin Graceffa, UMass Lowell’s hands-on approach to learning as well as the opportunity to participate in co-ops and take elective courses have helped her figure out which career path to take after graduation.

  • Sasha Johnson

    Administrator, International Students and Scholars Office

    As an avid world traveler who grew up in a very diverse community, Sasha Johnson enjoys helping the university’s broad spectrum of international students navigate their way through school.

  • Stefanie Tate

    Manning School of Business

    Stefanie Tate brings a competitive skater’s dedication and passion for her work to the classroom.

  • Gregory Ensom

    Electrical Engineering

    An exchange semester at the Czech Technical University led to a two-month internship in Prague for electrical engineering major Gregory Ensom.

  • Sean Patterson

    Sound Recording Technology

    For this sound recording technology grad, it’s all between the ears.

  • Angelica Lord


    Through hard work and determination, Angelica Lord became the first in her family to earn a college degree.

  • Abigail Hans

    Marketing, Management

    Abigail Hans becomes the first student to represent Manning School of Business’ Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at the international business honor society’s Global Leadership Summit.

  • Patrick McCallum

    Plastics Engineering

    Patrick McCallum got a leg up on his plastics engineering career with an internship at Wittmann Battenfeld, where he worked alongside the company's president, alum David Preusse '85.

  • Tyler Cote

    Political Science & Criminal Justice

    Honors student Tyler Cote helped start an award-winning nonprofit, co-authored research papers and interned with a Washington think tank, all while completing two majors.

  • Moiz Khan

    Business Analytics

    Already on track for a successful marketing career in Pakistan, Moiz Khan has shifted gears to pursue a master’s in business analytics from the Manning School of Business.

  • Patrick Reimonn


    Patrick Reimonn started as an electrical engineering major, but found that mathematics added up better for him. The Air Force offered him an ROTC scholarship, and the Campus Recreation Center offered him a job.

  • Ashleigh Hillier


    Ashleigh Hillier’s work in the areas of neuropsychology, psychophysiology and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is cutting-edge, interesting and extraordinarily beneficial to young people in the community and beyond.

  • Ruchika Shah


    The scholarships and financial aid Ruchika received from UMass Lowell helped tremendously in keeping her education affordable.

  • Kevin Davis


    The accounting education Kevin Davis received at UMass Lowell gave him his foundation to become the controller of the hockey equipment supplier, Bauer Performance Sports

  • Alexis Ploss


    Through her efforts to raise awareness about the financial challenges many students and recent graduates face, mathematics major Alexis Ploss found herself attending President Obama’s State of the Union address as special guest of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

  • Carole Salmon

    World Languages and Cultures

    Carole Salmon was honored by the French Ministry of Education for her research on French-speaking people in the United States - and her teaching of French language and culture.

  • Katherine Tucker

    Professor, Nutritional Epidemiology

    Prof. Katherine Tucker has turned her early roots in food and nutrition into a research career. At UMass Lowell, she leads the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, tackling the problems of nutrition in our society head on.

  • Ryan MacInnis

    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.

  • Samantha Hamel

    Business Administration

    Through two co-ops and two internships, Samantha Hamel discovered her true professional calling — and landed the job of her choice before graduating.

  • Kelechi Adejumo

    Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology

    Kelechi Adejumo is looking for ways to improve health in the workplace and at home, combining her scholarly research into musculoskeletal injuries to nursing aides and her hands-on work for the Healthy Homes project.

  • Alejandro Lopez


    The Model U.N. program and a semester interning and learning in Washington, D.C., helped Alejandro Lopez put economic and political theory into practice - and paved the way for a successful career.

  • Lisa Abdallah


    Lisa Abdallah loves the Merrimack Valley. When the Lawrence native heard of a faculty opening with UMass Lowell’s School of Nursing in 2003, she didn't have to think twice.

  • Noel Twagiramungu

    Political Science

    Noel Twagiramungu, an international scholar and human rights activist from Rwanda, offers unique insight into the dynamics of political violence and repressive regimes in Africa.

  • Wael Kamal

    Digital Media Program, Art

    As director of the Digital Media program and art lecturer, Wael Kamal helps students learn skills needed to share stories and break barriers in a global world.

  • Qiana Curcuru

    Mechanical Engineering

    Qiana Curcuru loves UMass Lowell for its opportunities. The honors student is president of the campus chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, has done a professional co-op at iRobot, has taught and interned at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and done research with two professors on campus.

  • Mehmet Yavuz

    Peace and Conflict Studies

    It’s a small world: Mehmet Yavuz came to campus from Turkey because he read an article written by a UMass Lowell professor in peace and conflict studies.

  • Aaron King

    English, Digital Media

    A co-op scholarship led to a job at Lowell Telecommunications Corp., and then a job at the university’s TV studio for English major Aaron King. Now he’s got all the skills he needs for a career in video or television production.

  • Nairoby Gabriel

    Political Science

    Nairoby Gabriel is graduating with an Honors College degree in Political Science after only one year at UMass Lowell, where she participated in Model UN for the first time – and was named an outstanding delegate.

  • Mayara Belasque


    Transferring from UMass Amherst, now an accounting major in the Manning School of Business, Belasque wants to become a certified public accountant, a profession she feels has limitless opportunities for success.

  • John Huikku


    John Huikku, using his art degree from UMass Lowell, is responsible for some of our most beloved movie characters, including Elsa from "Frozen."

  • Mallory Hillard

    Community Health & Sustainability

    Thanks to UMass Lowell, Hillard says she's found true satisfaction and happiness in her career and in herself.

  • Kelly Skelton

    Marketing, Management

    Business student Kelly Skelton plans to earn his undergraduate and MBA degrees in just four years – and with zero debt – while juggling multiple jobs and extracurricular activities.

  • Casey O'Neill

    Business, Accounting concentration

    Casey O’Neill didn’t originally want to follow in her parents’ footsteps and study accounting at UMass Lowell. Now that she has, she couldn’t be happier with her decision.

  • Chris & Paula White


    The founders of what has become a multimillion dollar premium, all-natural cookie dough and ice cream sandwich company hold degrees in engineering.

  • Tugba Metinyurt

    Community Social Psychology, Applied Psychology and Prevention Science

    Tugba Metinyurt came to UML to study community social psychology and learn how to be a force for positive social change in her native Turkey.

  • Linda Williams

    Criminology and Justice Studies

    Williams has spent decades studying family violence, violence against women, and child sexual abuse. Her recent work includes a study of commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth and domestic and international trafficking of humans.

  • Patrick Martin

    Political Science

    Honors student Patrick Martin is studying political science to change drug policy.

  • Gabriela Boscaja

    Management and Finance

    Boscaja's choice to attend college close to home gave her the opportunity to travel across the globe, making connections that will serve her well after graduation.

  • Yahuba Garcia-Torres

    English and Music Performance

    Yahuba Garcia-Torres ’96 has been rocking the national music scene since 2006. He says UMass Lowell gave him his musical foundation.

  • Vanessa Kent

    Accounting and Finance

    Studying in the Manning School of Business, Vanessa Kent has juggled a packed academic and extracurricular schedule with her commitment to the field hockey team.

  • Matthew Beyranevand


    Matthew Beyranevand produces and hosts “Math with Matthew,” a public access cable television show that combines comedy and music to help pre-teen children understand mathematics without even realizing it.

  • Mary-Kathryn Hazel

    History, Political Science minor

    At UMass Lowell, Mary-Kate has blossomed as a scholar of history.

  • Rich Hamel

    Computer Science, Atmospheric Science

    UMass Lowell gave Rich Hamel the education he needed to pursue his dream career: Storm Chaser

  • Amanda Murray

    Community Health, Work Environment

    Transfer student Amanda Murray started in UMass Lowell's clinical laboratory sciences, moving to community health, where faculty helped guide her and provide internship opportunities in her area of interest: occupational and environmental health.

  • Nathaniel Royer


    After attending Dean College, Nathaniel Royer wanted a bigger school — but not too big — where he could work toward being a research scientist.

  • Alessandra Greco

    Economics, Labor Studies minor

    Alessandra Greco’s understanding of the Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. economy and monetary policy grew exponentially when she joined a team that went to the Boston Fed Challenge. She’s already preparing for next year’s competition.

  • Frank McKone


    Over the last 15 years, engineering alumnus Frank McKone '56 has created three endowed funds at the University, each of which tops $250,000 in assets.

  • Beth Rosenberg

    Work Environment

    Beth Rosenberg '95 developed a "network of stellar people" during her time in the Work Environment department. Today she's an assistant prof. in Public Health and a board member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

  • Steven Jacek

    Chemical Engineering

    Research and community are important to Steven Jacek. Fortunately, he’s found opportunities for both on campus.

  • Daniel Howell

    Public Health

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

  • Katherine Spagnoli

    Plastics Engineering

    Katherine Spagnoli took a roundabout path, beginning at Mount Wachusett Community College, to arrive at UMass Lowell's Plastics Engineering Department - now it feels like home.

  • Rocio Rosales


    Rocio Rosales studies the special challenges faced by bilingual families of children with autism spectrum disorder.

  • Kelly Freitas

    Graphic Design

    By balancing her graphic design studies with a four-year field hockey career and a wealth of leadership roles, Kelly Freitas '16 graduated with America East Woman of the Year honors.

  • Deborah Friedl

    Criminal Justice, Psychology

    Criminal justice and psychology graduate Deborah Friedl is the first female interim superintendent of the Lowell Police Department.

  • Chummeng Soun

    Asian Studies, Digital Media

    Chummeng Soun is documenting the traditional dances of his native Cambodia with support from the Center for Asian American Studies and the Southeast Asian Digital Archive.

  • Thomas Heywosz

    Mathematical Sciences, UTeach

    Math major Thomas Heywosz came to UMass Lowell with a co-op scholarship and found a research position with a physics professor. Now he’s planning on a career as a high school math teacher.

  • Jenna Kapp

    Peace and Conflict Studies

    Peace and Conflict Studies major Jenna Kapp has taken advantage of nearly every opportunity that’s come her way on campus. Now she’s finding more abroad.

  • Michael Boyer

    Community Health

    Just as the University experienced its own transformation, so did Michael Boyer who started as an exercise physiology major, changing to community health after taking epidemiology and community health courses.

  • Sean Jordan

    Physical Therapy

    Sean Jordan is living his dream working for the New England Patriots as an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist.

  • Kreg Kaminski

    Biological Sciences

    Kreg Kaminski's experience at UMass Lowell in the Biology department and UTeach Program is being put to good use at Lowell High School.

  • Janelle Diaz


    Janelle Diaz says two things made her undergraduate experience at UMass Lowell really special: residence life and the club she founded, Disable the Label.

  • James Costos

    Political Science

    Throughout his career, James Costos ’85 has espoused that ‘we all rise together.’

  • Ellen Panetto

    Medical Laboratory Science

    Ellen Panetto was always interested in anatomy and how the body works, but wasn't sure exactly what area she wanted to work in. Her clinical rotation experiences led to her decision to pursue a career as a pathologists' assistant.

  • Jacob Gomes

    Community Health

    For Jacob Gomes '13, playing rugby in his sophomore year was the turning point that changed his life.

  • Richard Asirifi

    Electrical Engineering

    Electrical engineering alumnus Richard Asirifi discovered his eye for fashion at an early age. EforAll and the DifferenceMaker program helped turn his passion into a growing fashion business and brand, Lief Kultuur.

  • Maryann Ford

    Environmental Health, Peace and Conflict Studies

    Maryann Ford hopes to combine her environmental toxicology research with public health concerns to design effective campaigns that will reduce health disparities in large city populations.

  • Yefry Matos


    Yefry Matos came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic at age 18, worked as a janitor to pay his way through community college and now has a banking job waiting for him at JPMorgan Chase & Co. after graduation.

  • Edward Barrett


    A generous alumni donor, and chair to the Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Education, Edward "Ned" Barrett '58 is forever thankful to his late mother for providing him an educational rudder.

  • Georgia Cowderoy

    Economics, minor in Business

    Field hockey and fate brought Georgia Cowderoy ’17 to UMass Lowell all the way from Australia. Now she’s taking her degree and going new places.

  • Alexander Rick

    Plastics Engineering

    For plastics engineering major Alexander Rick, a co-op position at Burton Snowboards was a dream job, a perfect alignment of his personal passion and professional goals.

  • Sarah Wroblewski

    Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Science

    UMass Lowell allowed Sarah Wroblewski to experience her dreams on the field and use the skills she learned in the classroom in front of the camera.

  • Lisa Dana

    Graduate School of Education

    Superintendent Lisa Dana's length of service in the Danver's public school system is among the longest in the state.

  • Riley Wetmore

    Management and Marketing

    Riley Wetmore balances classes and ice time as captain of the River Hawks hockey team.

  • Rachel Silk

    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.

  • Mark Saab

    Plastics Engineering

    Alumni donor Mark Saab's UMass Lowell education provided the foundation for a successful career. His gratitude to the plastics engineering program is expressed through the generous donations he's bestowed upon the University.

  • Laura Punnett

    Director, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace

    University Professor Laura Punnett heads the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, one of four CDC national Centers for Excellence of the NIOSH Total Worker Health(TM) program.

  • Adam Norton

    Graphic Design

    Adam Norton’s experience at the UMass Lowell robotics lab and Revolving Museum allowed him to work with iRobot on educational school visits to get the next generation hooked on robotics.

  • Malinda Reed

    History, English, minor in Legal Studies

    Student trustee Malinda Reed is considering a career in human rights and immigration law after studying the history of Greek immigrants in Lowell.

  • Ardeth Thawnghmung

    Political Science

    When Ardeth Thawnghmung of the political science department teaches international relations, her students will be learning from someone with real hands-on experiences.

  • Gackson Wheeler

    Political Science, Security Studies: Homeland Defense

    Gackson Wheeler found his path to the crossroads of politics and the possibilities the Air Force offered at UMass Lowell, and he calls it one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

  • Kassie Pavlakos

    Medical Laboratory Sciences

    When the opportunity arose for the Medical Laboratory Sciences major to work hands-on as a lab intern in Weed Hall, Kassie Pavlakos knew it was too good to pass up.

  • Frank Stegnar

    Business Administration

    Toronto native Frank Stegnar excelled in the classroom and on the ice as an undergrad at UMass Lowell, so he chose to get his MBA online from the Manning School of Business.

  • Johnny Sann

    Finance, UMass Lowell Police Officer

    Officer Johnny Sann, who is closing in on his business degree, says volunteering at the Special Olympics gives him a better perspective on life.

  • Isaura Jimenez


    Three bus rides, a different language and a challenging curriculum were not roadblocks for Isaura Jimenez on her path to a nursing degree. She saw them as challenges to be met.

  • Jenna Goecke

    Exercise Physiology

    Jenna Goecke is able to pursue her exercise physiology degree and compete in synchronized skating with the help of supportive faculty.

  • Thayse Mota


    For Thayse Mota transferring to UMass Lowell from Northern Essex Community College was a seamless process.

  • Anthony Gaeta

    Honors Math, Economics

    Anthony Gaeta says his six-month co-op at John Hancock Financial gave him real-world experience in his dream job as an actuary.

  • Chris Perez

    Electrical Engineering

    U.S. Marine veteran Chris Perez knew he wanted to further his education, but wasn't sure of his path until he found UMass Lowell and its student veteran population.

  • Lynn Le

    Finance, Music minor

    Finance major Lynn Le had to make some major adjustments when she started her co-op job, but she says it's one of the best experiences she's ever had.

  • Dean Kennedy

    Mechanical Engineering

    Dean Kennedy always dreamed of a career at Disney. The experience he gained and connections he made while earning his bachelor’s and master’s in mechanical engineering helped make that dream come true.

  • Deepak Bhimani


    Deepak Bhimani's love of chemistry led him to pursue a degree in chemical textiles at Lowell Textile Institute. His education resulted in the creation of several successful companies, and spurred a desire to give back to the University.

  • Catherine Lufkin

    Vantix Diagnostics

    Access to university resources and the option of a short-term lease brought Catherine Lufkin as an early occupant of iHub.

  • Catherine York

    Nutritional Sciences

    Nutritional sciences major Catherine York seems to excel in all that she does.

  • Julie Lun

    Criminal Justice

    Julie Lun is the first in her family to attend college – and she wants to help other first-generation students start on the path to better lives.

  • Joey Mead

    Plastics Engineering

    For most of her professional life, Prof. Joey Mead has been interested in plastics.

  • Keith Mitchell


    Keith Mitchell’s search for a university that challenged him as a teacher and scholar as well as offered a diverse campus community ended when he visited UMass Lowell.

  • Patrice Olivar

    Exercise Physiology, Psychology

    While double-majoring in psychology and exercise physiology, Patrice Faith Olivar has gained both research and practical experience. UMass Lowell has opened more doors than she thought possible.

  • Nina Petropoulos

    English, Journalism & Professional Writing

    Nina Petropoulos landed a job with a Lowell nonprofit after a service-learning internship, thanks to her strong writing and website development skills.

  • Jacob Solomon

    English, Mathematics

    Jacob Solomon is as well-rounded as they come. The honors English and math major is assisting with research in a biology lab.

  • Sean Cloran

    Honors College, Biology

    Sean Cloran used his Co-op Scholarship to study ecology and to map sources of water pollution in Peru. He also got to hug a baby sloth.

  • Kristen Racamato

    Graphic Design

    Kristen Racamato forged her path at UMass Lowell, earning a degree in fine arts with a graphic design concentration.

  • Matt MacDonald

    Liberal Arts, Nursing

    Careers don’t always follow a straight path. Twists and turns along the way can lead you to unexpected places. Just ask Matt MacDonald who graduated from UMass Lowell, not once, but twice.

  • Marlon Pitter

    English, minor in Digital Media

    Marlon Pitter came to UMass Lowell from Connecticut because of the campus’ diversity, urban environment and strong music program.

  • Neha Manohar

    Chemical Engineering

    Through her summer internship at UMass Lowell, Neha Manohar gained hands-on research experience and the opportunity to present her findings at a national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

  • Kevin Dibble

    Computer Science, Robotics minor

    During his six-month co-op at iRobot, Kevin Dibble was a full-time member of the software team – and he developed an automated testing system for a universal robot controller.

  • Roger Cressey

    Political Science

    Roger Cressey is a leading expert on counterterrorism and security, who has served in two White House administrations and the Departments of State and Defense, and gives expert commentary on NBC News.

  • Kadeem Davis

    Business Administration - Finance

    Kadeem Davis stepped out of his comfort zone to start the Black Student Union. He’s learned a lot about leadership and building an organization—and about the diverse interests of black students on campus.

  • Thalia Petsis

    Business Administration - Finance, International Business

    Toronto native Thalia Petsis juggles Division I soccer with business studies — and a bevy of extracurricular leadership roles.

  • Jessica Huizenga

    Graduate School of Education

    The Graduate School of Education's online program afforded Jessica Huizenga the opportunity to advance her career, completing both master's and doctorate degrees without stepping foot on campus.

  • Susan Gordon

    Doctor of Nursing Practice

    With a dual nurse practitioner certification in adult acute care and gerontology, Gordon enrolled in UMass Lowell’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program to learn leadership skills to help her improve care, especially for older adults.

  • Gianni Falzone

    Management, Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship

    Coming from a family of small business owners, entrepreneurship is Gianni Falzone's blood. To develop on his Bachelor's degree, he is pursuing a Master of Science in Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship.

  • Matthew Johnson


    Management student Matthew Johnson entered the university in the aftermath of the global financial crisis and wanted to graduate with strong educational credentials and relevant job skills.

  • Jose Pino

    Marketing and Management

    Jose Pino earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management, worked as an intern at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union while he was a student and was offered a full-time marketing job when he graduated. He is now the Credit Union’s virtual banking specialist.

  • Mike Lunderville

    Mathematics, Computer Science minor

    Through a summer internship in Holly Yanco’s lab, Mike entered the creative, team-building world of robotics that thrives here on campus.

  • May Futrell

    School of Nursing

    As a young nursing student on hospital duty, May Futrell was struck by the neglect of elderly patients, which ultimately defined her career and helped implement the first graduate program in the U.S. to educate primary-care gerontological nurse practitioners.

  • Maureen Stanton


    Award-winning Assoc. Prof. Maureen Stanton shares her love of storytelling with students in writing classes.

  • Francisco Urena

    History and Legal Studies

    Francisco Urena balanced a full-time courseload with his job as Director of Veterans Affairs for the City of Lawrence. Now he works in Boston.

  • Robert Giles

    Director, Submillimeter Wave Technology Lab

    Bob Giles' Submillimeter Wave Technology Laboratory brings in $5 million per year and his biomedical imaging research will help cancer patients, but its his work in Haiti that is close to his heart.

  • Pauline Ladebauche

    Assistant Dean, College of Health Sciences

    Pauline Ladebauche creates a positive educational experience for all Health Sciences students.

  • Pranav Joshi

    Management Information Systems

    Pranav Joshi encourages incoming students to take advantage of the co-op program and the career-building seminars offered throughout the University.

  • Ryan Liebel

    English, Journalism and Professional Writing

    Ryan Liebel found his talent for broadcast radio as a DJ at 91.5 FM WUML, the university’s student-run radio station.

  • Thomas McGurk


    A graduate of the Sound Recording Technology Program, Thomas McGurk '91 owns his own studio and is a seven-time Emmy award winner.

  • Briannah Larsen

    Business Administration

    Briannah Larsen came here to play Division I field hockey – and stayed for the business school and the Honors College.

  • Anna Jiang


    As President of the UMass Lowell Chinese Students and Scholars Association, finance major Anna Jiang stays connected to her culture — while sharing it with others.

  • Denia Taylor

    Political Science

    Honors student Denia Taylor has overcome many challenges in order to pursue a degree in political science. She plans to take up a career that allows her to combine legal training and philosophy.

  • Jack Neary


    Jack Neary ’73 is a prolific playwright, director and actor with 34 published works to his name.

  • Peter Trearchis

    Chemical Engineering

    Peter enjoys solving complex problems in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. He’s grateful for opportunities to conduct research.

  • Tim DiFrancesco

    Physical Therapy

    Tim DiFrancesco '06 landed his dream job as the strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. His doctor of physical therapy degree gave him the edge.

  • Lauren Gary

    Psychology, Autism Studies

    Lauren Gary transferred to UMass Lowell to study psychology and work with people with disabilities. Thanks to faculty advice, she entered the bachelor’s-to-master’s program in autism studies – and found a job in her field before finishing her undergraduate degree.

  • Tyler Farley

    Political Science, Economics

    Tyler Farley has found much to satisfy his appetite for politics on campus and off, from serving in student government, to campaigning for Marco Rubio, to attending the Republican National Convention and more.

  • Arno Minkkinen

    Art, Photography

    Fans of Prof. Arno Minkkinen’s iconic photography may be surprised to know that the camera was not his first artistic love affair.

  • Moniphal Bing


    Moniphal Bing was able to study abroad in Cambodia, which his parents fled before he was born, through a new partnership with the American University of Phnom Penh.

  • Mark Lalli

    Chemical Engineering

    In just three years, Commonwealth Scholar and UMass Lowell alumni, Mark Lalli graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering. Because of his research opportunities at the university, he was able pursue a Ph.D.

  • David Todisco

    Political Science

    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.

  • Carly Tiches


    Carly Tiches's desire to help and care for others began when she started coaching children in gymnastics. She realized that she enjoyed giving first aid and caring for injuries. Now she is turning that passion into a career.

  • Xinwen Fu

    Director, i-SAFER

    Xinwen Fu is spearheading efforts to help protect the country’s national cyber infrastructure.

  • Brandon Geisler

    Information Technology

    For veteran Brandon Geisler, transferring to UMass Lowell from Northern Essex Community College gave him real work experience to help in his field of Information Technology.

  • Kevin Copson

    Peace and Conflict Studies

    Kevin Copson is using his policy and data analysis skills to help local nonprofits while working at a university-based startup.

  • Alex DiBuono

    Electrical Engineering

    Alex DiBuono turned his own experience with chemotherapy into an honors capstone project in electrical engineering.

  • Daniel Schmidt

    Associate Professor, Plastics Engineering

    Daniel Schmidt and his team have identified an alternative to BPA.

  • Brianna Dowse

    Exercise Physiology

    Raised in a rural area in central Massachusetts, Brianna Dowse was unsure about living in a city like Lowell. But once she was accepted into the Exercise Physiology and the Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs, she took the leap and has never looked back.

  • Kimberly Chao

    Manning School of Business, concentration in Accounting and Finance

    Kimberly Chao transferred to UMass Lowell where she was able to follow her two passions: business and health care

  • Norm Bazin

    Men's Ice Hockey Coach

    As an alum and a coach, Norm Bazin makes the River Hawks proud on and off the ice.

  • Susan Braunhut

    Professor, Biological Sciences

    Susan Braunhut has researched limb regeneration and developed the smart bandage, among other medical devices.

  • Joanne Yestramski

    Business Administration

    As vice chancellor of finance and operations, Joanne overseas administrative departments such as accounting, facilities, human resources, budgeting, information technology, parking and more – all areas that keep the University humming.

  • Roma Aurora

    Management Information Systems, Marketing

    Roma Aurora has become a strong and valued presence on campus, from her roles as president of both the Manning Leaders Council and Marketing Society, to her ambassador work for both international students and student alumni, to her participation in the DifferenceMaker Program.

  • Keviana-Joy George

    Marketing, Management

    Business administration major Keviana-Joy George transformed from a shy transfer student to an outgoing student leader who is on track for a career in human resources.

  • Maureen Kelly

    Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

    A service-learning capstone in Lowell and Haiti transformed Maureen Kelly’s civil engineering education — and her life. She now works for a firm that supports her ongoing volunteer work in Haiti and her mentoring of current students.

  • Lukas Lazarek

    Computer Science, Robotics

    Lukas Lazarek’s summer research fellowship in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University helped prepare him for graduate school – and won him an award.

  • Tan Nhat Huynh

    Marketing, International Business

    UMass Lowell was love at first sight for business major Tan Nhat Nuynh, a native of Vietnam, who is making the most of his opportunities in and out of the classroom.

  • Abimalec Martinez

    English, Spanish minor

    English major Abi Martinez plans to work in college admissions, with a focus on recruiting minority students. She’s gotten both work and academic experiences on campus that will help her toward her goal.

  • Nicholas Gates

    Political Science, History

    Nicholas Gates took advantage of every possible opportunity at UMass Lowell, including a semester abroad in Belfast that led to his decision to attend grad school in Denmark.

  • Silas Laycock

    Director, UMass Lowell Astronomical Observatory

    Silas Laycock researches black holes, neutron stars and time-domain astrophysics.

  • Renoel Amogawin

    Criminal Justice

    Renoel Amogawin says community service, sociology classes and work on faculty research are preparing him for a career in immigration enforcement.