Lovell Selected as Class of 2023 Student Speaker
Kathryne "Kitty" Lovell has been selected as the Class of 2023 student speaker for this year’s Senior Recognition Ceremony, which is being held on May 26 from 1-3pm in the Mullins Center. After a call for nominations, Lovell was selected by a panel composed of a dean, staff, and faculty member.
Lovell is a civil and environmental engineering student who is also a part of the Commonwealth Honors College and the Integrated Concentration in STEM (iCons) program. She is a Crowley-Nowick Scholar, an award that recognizes iCons students who possess a strong sense of community and leadership. Lovell also serves as the Engineers Without Borders President and sits on the executive board of the UMass Amherst chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC).
Lovell is a passionate and enthusiastic leader who is focused on building more lively and loving communities. During her senior year, she has worked in collaboration with Brady Bell ’23 to hold a number of events aimed at creating stronger and more inclusive communities within academic engineering settings, including a non-hierarchical hike, a celebration of Hispanic heritage month, and a College of Engineering formal event. Learn more about their community-building project and its associated events here.
Lovell spent two years as an intern at Northeastern University, conducting research on how a floating wetland in the Charles River impacts river ecology; she presented on this research at the New England Water and Environment Association annual conference.
After graduation, Lovell will work at Northampton-based Woodard & Curran as a wastewater engineer, utilizing microbes to clean and recycle wastewater.