Profiles List

Profiles List

  • Dimitrios Booras

    Dimitrios Booras

    English and Political Science

    For Dimitrios Booras, college learning isn’t something that takes place only in a classroom.

  • Wendy Sanchez

    Wendy Sanchez

    Nursing

    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.

  • Maureen Stanton

    Maureen Stanton

    English

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

  • Edgardo Pomales-Feliciano

    Edgardo Pomales-Feliciano

    Pharmaceutical Sciences

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

  • Ryan Liebel

    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.

  • Paula  Bustos

    Paula  Bustos

    Electrical Engineering

    Paula Bustos isn't afraid of a challenge. The Colombia native earned two degrees in electrical engineering in five years.

  • Terri Jabaley

    Terri Jabaley

    School of Nursing

    Terri Jabaley, an advanced practice oncology nurse, chose UMass Lowell to pursue a Ph.D. in research, to learn more about her patients disease and the role genetics played

  • Joey Mead

    Joey Mead

    Plastics Engineering

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

  • Brittany Forslind

    Brittany Forslind

    Biology/Ecology

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

  • James  Ristow

    James  Ristow

    Mechanical Engineering

    James Ristow wanted to be an astronaut when he grew and now works at NASA as an aeronautical engineer. When given the chance to further his studies in structural dynamics, UMass Lowell was at the top of his list.

  • Krystal Quezada

    Krystal Quezada

    English - Journalism and Professional Writing

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

  • Amanda  Veiga

    Amanda  Veiga

    Economic and Social Development of Regions

    One of the more memorable projects Amanda Veiga has worked on at the University was the St. Patrick’s Church excavation project in Lowell. As one of six students selected to participate, the group searched for remnants of Irish immigrants.

  • Harish Hande

    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.

  • Alexander Rick

    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.

  • Carly Tiches

    Carly Tiches

    Nursing

    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.

  • Garrett  Burgess

    Garrett  Burgess

    Chemistry

    Garrett Burgess's future is bright and his goals have him focused. In addition to earning his degree and working for the FBI, Burgess is also focused on some personal goals: regaining his eyesight and the ability to walk.

  • Mark Saab

    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.

  • Sean Jordan

    Sean Jordan

    Physical Therapy

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

  • Jay Souweine

    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.

  • Pranav Joshi

    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.

  • Nathaniel Royer

    Nathaniel Royer

    Biotechnology

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

  • Bob Manseau

    Bob Manseau

    Education

    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.

  • Jessica Saad

    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.

  • Shannon Smith

    Shannon Smith

    Psychology, Elementary Education

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

  • Kyle Coffey

    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.

  • Silas Laycock

    Director, UMass Lowell Astronomical Observatory

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

  • Gordon Halm

    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.

  • Vladimir Saldana

    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.

  • Meg Bond

    Director, Center for Women & Work

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

  • Thomas McGurk

    Thomas McGurk

    Music

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

  • Rich Hamel

    Rich Hamel

    Computer Science, Atmospheric Science

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

  • Leo Montagna

    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.

  • Mary-Kathryn Hazel

    Mary-Kathryn Hazel

    History, Political Science minor

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

  • Roger Cressey

    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.

  • Tiffany Noel

    Tiffany Noel

    Photography

    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.”

  • Shaheed Mohamed

    Shaheed Mohamed

    Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences

    As a Fulbright scholar and international student, Shaheed Mohamed had his choice of programs. He decided to continue his studies at UMass Lowell because of the strength of the clinical laboratory sciences.

  • Francisco  Urena

    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.

  • Andrew Ambrosino

    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.

  • Rick Violette

    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.

  • Wael Kamal

    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.

  • Raymond Soto

    Raymond Soto

    English/Writing

    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.

  • Leandro Quezada

    Leandro Quezada

    Sound Recording Technology with a minor in Latin American Studies

    Leandro chose UMass Lowell after doing exhaustive research online from his home in Ecuador. He was impressed by the history of success and obvious rigor of the sound recording technology program at UMass Lowell.

  • 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."

  • Samantha Hamel

    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.

  • Deborah Paul

    Deborah Paul

    Sociology

    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.

  • Adam  Ayan

    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.

  • Danielle Niles

    Danielle Niles

    Atmospheric Science

    NECN Meteorologist Danielle Niles says that the meteorology program at UMass Lowell was amazing. "It provided me with a solid foundation not only in the atmospheric sciences, but in other critical weather-related fields such as math, physics and chemistry."

  • Katherine Spagnoli

    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.

  • Analissa Iversen

    Analissa Iversen

    Sociology

    Analissa Iversen transferred from Eastern University and found an intellectual home in the Sociology Department and became an award-winning student leader at UMass Lowell.

  • Bobby Tugbiyele

    Bobby Tugbiyele

    Political Science, History

    Since graduation, Bobby Tugbiyele has become part of the growing community of young UMass Lowell alumni living and working in Lowell.

  • Angelica Lord

    Angelica Lord

    Accounting

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

  • Brian Dano

    Brian Dano

    Marketing, Finance

    As former president of UMass Lowell’s Student Government Association, Brian Dano felt that his voice was being heard.

  • Frank McKone

    Frank McKone

    Engineering

    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.

  • Jie Wang

    Jie Wang

    Computer Science

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

  • Sophie Hansen

    Sophie Hansen

    Criminal Justice and Psychology

    Sophie Hansen doesn’t just talk the talk – she walks the walk about getting involved with student activities and residence life. Watch a video interview to learn more about life at UMass Lowell.

  • Susan Gordon

    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.

  • Ryan MacInnis

    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.

  • Eduardo Beato

    Eduardo Beato

    Mathematics

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

  • Yahuba Garcia-Torres

    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.

  • Chad  Montrie

    Chad  Montrie

    History

    For someone who wasn’t born and bred in Lowell, Prof. Chad Montrie has a strong kinship for the Mill City. Montrie, a native of Louisville, Ky., saw the opportunity to work at UMass Lowell as a golden one. “I really can’t see myself anywhere else,” he says.

  • Sebastien Poirier

    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.

  • Brandon Geisler

    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.

  • Gabriela Boscaja

    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.

  • Kay Doyle

    Kay Doyle

    Clinical Laboratories and Nutritional Sciences

    Prof. Kay Doyle has always been driven to help students succeed.

  • Kevin Davis

    Kevin Davis

    Accounting

    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

  • Sarah Wroblewski

    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.

  • Kassie Pavlakos

    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.

  • Ardeth  Thawnghmung

    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.

  • David Martins

    David Martins

    Music Performance

    Professor David Martins was one of the first two students to graduate from the Masters in Music Performance program. He liked the department so much that he’s been a faculty member for more than 30 years.

  • Deborah Friedl

    Deborah Friedl

    Criminal Justice, Psychology

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

  • Arno Minkkinen

    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.

  • Kimberly Chao

    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

  • Aaron Stella

    Aaron Stella

    Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences

    Before Aaron Stella graduated from the medical laboratory science program, he had more job offers than he knew what to do with.

  • Linda Williams

    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.

  • Steven Jacek

    Steven Jacek

    Chemical Engineering

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

  • Lynn Le

    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.

  • Joshua Dyck

    Joshua Dyck

    Co-director, Center for Public Opinion

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

  • Sadrac Noel

    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.

  • Joe MacFadzen

    Joe MacFadzen

    Fine Arts, Photography

    Joe’s connection to the Lowell arts and music scene began at UMass Lowell.

  • Lydia Sisson

    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."

  • May Futrell

    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.

  • Ramez Antoun

    Ramez Antoun

    Exercise Physiology & Physical Therapy

    Ramez Antoun’s internship at the Institute of Performance and Fitness in Andover gave him real-work experience and access to leaders in his chosen field while he was still in the exercise physiology (EP) program.

  • Jessica Tawczynski

    Jessica Tawczynski

    Painting

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

  • Matthew Olson

    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.

  • Stefanie Tate

    Stefanie Tate

    Manning School of Business

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

  • Taniya Nayak

    Taniya Nayak

    Marketing

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

  • Steven DiNoto

    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.

  • Melissa Franklin

    Melissa Franklin

    Community Health

    Community Health major and transfer student from Middlesex Community College Melissa Franklin is a non-traditional student, yet feels at home on the UMass Lowell campus.

  • Steven Tello

    Steven Tello

    Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development; Assoc. Prof. Management and Entrepreneurship

    Steven Tello credits UMass Lowell with providing the education, skills and confidence he needed to accomplish significant success in his lifetime.

  • Jake Kinsman

    Jake Kinsman

    Computer Science

    Thanks to a tireless work ethic and voracious academic appetite, Jake Kinsman is graduating in just three years – and getting a jumpstart on his Ph.D.

  • Lisa  Abdallah

    Lisa  Abdallah

    Nursing

    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.

  • 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.

  • Norm Bazin

    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.

  • Javier Horta

    Javier Horta

    Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences

    Javier Horta understands that today’s students are practically born with technology at their fingertips. In his Physiological and Organic Chemistry courses, he continues to innovate and utilize new technologies to help his student learn.

  • Daniel Schmidt

    Associate Professor, Plastics Engineering

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

  • Aleksandra Tugbiyele

    Aleksandra Tugbiyele

    English

    Aleks came to UMass Lowell for an education she could afford. She left with the skills to help others.

  • David Nader

    David Nader

    Civil Engineering

    Transferring from Middlesex Community College, David is now the mix captain for UMass Lowell’s 2012 concrete canoe team, in charge with devising a concrete formula that can withstand being molded, transported and paddled — and stay afloat.

  • Amanda Robinson

    Amanda Robinson

    Finance

    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.

  • Lisa  Brothers

    Lisa  Brothers

    Civil Engineering

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

  • Mike Lunderville

    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.

  • Mark Lalli

    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.

  • Thayse Mota

    Thayse Mota

    Accounting

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

  • Allegra Williams

    Allegra Williams

    Community Social Psychology

    With a background in psychology and international studies, Allegra Williams says the community social psychology master’s program was a perfect fit for her. Now, she’s turned her interest in community-building into a career as the neighborhood planner for the City of Lowell.

  • Donna  Lannan

    Donna  Lannan

    Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy alumna Donna Lannan chose UMass Lowell for its “affordable program that was within commuting distance to home. It also happened to have one of the best reputations around.”

  • Christopher Nunez

    Christopher Nunez

    Accounting and International Business

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

  • Derek Winslow

    Derek Winslow

    History

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

  • Jay  Noble

    Jay  Noble

    Finance and Entrepreneurship

    UMass Lowell graduate Jay Noble worked his way through college. As a real estate agent, the finance program at UMass Lowell appealed to him for its close proximity to home and the ability it provided him to keep working.

  • Matt MacDonald

    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.

  • Danielle Bergeron

    Danielle Bergeron

    Community Social Psychology

    Danielle Bergeron always knew she wanted to be involved with the Chamber of Commerce. She just didn’t expect to be its director in her mid-20s.

  • Frank Talty

    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.

  • Eric Peary

    Eric Peary

    Accounting & Corporate Finance

    A senior with a double concentration in accounting and corporate finance in the Manning School of Business, Eric Peary has routinely taken on academic and extracurricular challenges and assumed leadership positions in student organizations.

  • Neha Manohar

    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.

  • Peter Trearchis

    Peter Trearchis

    Chemical Engineering

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

  • 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.

  • Johnny Sann

    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.

  • Rajia Abdelaziz

    Rajia Abdelaziz

    Electrical Engineering and 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.

  • Rebecca Farnham

    Rebecca Farnham

    Vocal Performance and Music Education

    According to music student Rebecca Farnham, you don’t need to travel far to get a world-class education. As the Lowell native says, “I wanted an excellent education close to home and didn't have to look much farther than my own backyard."

  • Kreg Kaminski

    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.

  • Matthew Desmond

    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.

  • Mayara Belasque

    Mayara Belasque

    Accounting

    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.

  • Ashleigh  Hillier

    Ashleigh  Hillier

    Psychology

    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.

  • Amanda Murray

    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.

  • Jenna Goecke

    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.

  • Pascale Jean-Jacques

    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.

  • Thomas Wilson

    Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences, Biomedical Engineering

    Thomas Wilson researches the study of micronutrients on inflammation and the development of nanotechnology in the use of drug and nutrient delivery systems and bioavailability.

  • Michael Boyer

    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.

  • Mohamed Omar

    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.

  • Edwyn Shoemaker

    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.

  • Katharine  Covino

    Katharine  Covino

    Education

    As a Ph.D. student in education, Katharine Covino quickly immersed herself in the program, which she describes as the perfect marriage of her two passions - teaching and literature.

  • John Huikku

    John Huikku

    Art

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

  • Keith Lewis

    Keith Lewis

    Psychology

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

  • Renoel Amogawin

    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.

  • Justin  Lawler

    Justin  Lawler

    Campus Recreation

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

  • Jennifer Castano

    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.

  • Kacey Hill

    Kacey Hill

    Biology

    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.

  • Mallory Mulligan

    Mallory Mulligan

    Accounting

    Mallory Mulligan credits the work experience she got during her two co-op jobs and through her part-time work as the accounting assistant in Career Services with helping her land a highly competitive position at Ernst & Young.

  • Mark  Micire

    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.

  • Chris & Paula White

    Chris & Paula White

    Engineering

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

  • Susan  Braunhut

    Professor, Biological Sciences

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

  • Jose Pino

    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.

  • Tim DiFrancesco

    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.

  • David  Laurello

    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.

  • Riley Wetmore

    Riley Wetmore

    Management and Marketing

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

  • Matthew Burke

    Matthew Burke

    Engineering

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

  • Deepak Bhimani

    Deepak Bhimani

    Chemistry

    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.

  • Keith  Mitchell

    Keith  Mitchell

    English

    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.

  • Jennifer Gonzalez

    Jennifer Gonzalez

    Nutritional Science

    UMass Lowell turned Jennifer Gonzalez into a more confident person.

  • Burhan Colak

    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.

  • Joanne Yestramski

    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.

  • Sarah Ross

    Sarah Ross

    Education

    Sarah Ross found the path to her profession at UMass Lowell, and the young students of Lowell are reaping the benefits. Ross earned two degrees in five years through the Fast Track to Teaching program. "I wanted to teach in an urban setting, and the whole program seemed fit to what I needed."

  • 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.

  • Vanessa Kent

    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.

  • Salmaan Kapadia

    Salmaan Kapadia

    Business Administration, Accounting

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

  • Vikram Singh Prasher

    Vikram Singh Prasher

    Physics

    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.

  • Maryann Ford

    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.

  • Matthew Johnson

    Matthew Johnson

    Management

    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.

  • Bill Lovely

    Bill Lovely

    Industrial Management/Work Environment

    A bachelor’s degree in industrial management in 1992 helped Bill Lovely launch his career as an environmental scientist. Now he’s back pursuing a master’s in work environment with a concentration in cleaner production and pollution prevention.

  • Janelle Diaz

    Janelle Diaz

    Psychology

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

  • Gianni Falzone

    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.

  • Edward Barrett

    Edward Barrett

    Education

    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.

  • Pauline Ladebauche

    Pauline Ladebauche

    Assistant Dean, College of Health Sciences

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

  • Mikhaila Schaefer

    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.

  • Terrie Enis

    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.

  • Shelby Creamer

    Shelby Creamer

    Nursing

    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.

  • Jack Neary

    Jack Neary

    English

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

  • Adam Norton

    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.

  • Mallory Hillard

    Mallory Hillard

    Community Health & Sustainability

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

  • Adam Haywood

    Adam Haywood

    Civil Engineering

    Looking for a more challenging major was part of Adam Haywood’s motivation to transfer from Morehouse College.

  • Andrea Evans

    Andrea Evans

    Community Health and Sustainablility

    Andrea Evans is working as an intern at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.

  • Molly Clay

    Molly Clay

    Chemical Engineering

    Molly was looking for a high-caliber engineering program. The answer was UMass Lowell.

  • Brianna Dowse

    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.

  • Jacob Gomes

    Jacob Gomes

    Community Health

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

  • Jessica Huizenga

    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.

  • Ruchika Shah

    Ruchika Shah

    Nursing

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

  • Nicole Sambursky

    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.

  • Laura Punnett

    Director, Center for Public Health in the New England Workplace

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

  • Andy  Hwang

    Andy  Hwang

    Marketing

    Andy Hwang was born in South Korea and moved to the United States ten years ago knowing only one simple word: apple. Here he became a student DJ on the campus radio station, WUML.

  • Ianna Hondros-McCarthy

    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.”

  • James Forest

    James Forest

    Professor, Director of Security Studies

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

  • Anteah Jones

    Anteah Jones

    Psychology and Criminal Justice

    Many people think they don’t have the time to work on a degree. But as Anteah Jones says, “there’s always time for education.”

  • Colleen Brady

    Colleen Brady

    Political Science, Criminal Justice

    UMass Lowell government relations associate Colleen Brady’s path to the University wound its way from Bolton, England through the school system in Lowell.