Meet students from around the world who have come to UMass Lowell to earn their degrees.

  • Abdul Hameed
    Public Health – Healthcare Management

    A practicum in infection prevention at a hospital prepared Abdul Hameed for a job with the CDC, preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus in hospitals and other health-care facilities.

  • Andrea Patino Galindo
    Finance

    The Honors Program at Middlesex Community College helped Andrea Patino Galindo master English – and transfer to the Honors College at UMass Lowell.

  • Atthaphon Mumi
    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.

  • Chandni Shahdev
    Public Health – Epidemiology

    Her master’s degree in public health and research experiences helped Chandni Shahdev get a job with the CDC Foundation, working with employers to prevent and contain outbreaks of COVID-19.

  • Davood Dashti
    International Business

    Davood Dashti’s love of photography helped him transition from home in Iran to college life in the United States. Now, the Manning School of Business student is focused on a professional photography career.

  • Flore  Stécie Norcéide
    Computer Engineering

    Flore Stécie Norcéide won an Oprah Winfrey Scholarship to study computer engineering here.

  • Francesca Kamwa
    Radiological Health Physics

    Francesca Kamwa ’21 nearly dropped out when her father died. Thanks to support from UML faculty, she’s now applying to medical schools.

  • Garima Jain
    Computer Science

    Garima Jain transferred from J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA in her hometown of Faridabad, India, to UMass Lowell, where she has gained research and internship experiences.

  • Ijebusonma Agundu
    Biology

    To pursue her dream of becoming a doctor, Sonma Agundu joined MAGIC, a program to help students from underrepresented groups succeed in health care careers.

  • Jeongjae Han
    Computer Science

    Jeongjae Han halted his studies at UML to serve in the South Korean military. Now that he is back on campus, he is focusing on earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

  • Johana Reyes
    Community Social Psychology

    Johana Reyes cofounded a nonprofit to help preserve the Amazon rainforest.

  • Juan Boungou
    Global Studies

    Juan Boungou, a former Fulbright Fellow, started a nonprofit for underprivileged youth in the Republic of the Congo. Now he’s earning his Ph.D. in global studies to expand his learning and his impact.

  • Linh Nguyen
    Computer Science & Mathematics

    Linh Nguyen developed a cloud-based market data tool — and a newfound interest in financial technology — through her data science experience with the Nasdaq Futures Internship Program.

  • 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.

  • Najifa Tanjeem
    Global Studies

    Najifa Tanjeem came to UML to work with a psychology professor.

  • Naw Moo Moo Paw
    Global Studies

    UML faculty sprang into action to help clear a path for Naw Moo Moo Paw’s arrival from her native to Myanmar to come to UMass Lowell to pursue a Ph.D. in Global Studies.

  • Neeti Kothari
    Business Analytics

    Neeti Kothari left a job at Big Four accounting firm Deloitte in her native India to pursue a Master of Science in business analytics at UMass Lowell. Despite the pandemic, she landed a summer internship at software company PTC in Boston.

  • Pablo Ruiz
    Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering

    Pablo Ruiz returned to school for a second bachelor’s degree, and he’s going on for his master’s degree, too.

  • Pratibha Gautam
    Economics

    Pratibha Gautam’s job at a medical device incubator inspired her to pursue a career in health economics.

  • Ramsha Farooq
    Electrical Engineering

    Pakistan native Ramsha Farooq ’19 came all the way to UMass Lowell for her master’s degree in electrical engineering. She’s staying in the area after landing a “perfect job” as an electrical engineer at Black & Veatch in Burlington, Mass.

  • Shruti Jain
    Computer Science

    Shruti Jain came to UMass Lowell for its hands-on teaching approach. She’s gotten lots of opportunities to apply what she’s learning – as well as a coveted internship with Red Hat.

  • Sid Iyer
    Plastics Engineering

    Sid Iyer has taken advantage of internships, research opportunities, the DifferenceMaker program and more to pursue his goal: a career in biomedical research and development.

  • Sofia Savoca
    Civil Engineering

    Sofia Savoca chose UMass Lowell for the opportunity to be in the Honors College and to study civil engineering. She’s found a dozen new opportunities since arriving on campus.

  • Suparlan Lingga
    Public Health – Health Care Management

    Suparlan Lingga ’17 came to UMass Lowell to further his education in public health. Now he coordinates the Indonesian government’s work with UNICEF to improve child and maternal health, education and safety.

  • Surbhi Kanthed
    Computer Science

    Surbhi Kanthed’s team won a huge hackathon for women students – and now she is working at Red Hat.

  • 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.