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UML Campus Voices

Roseann Sdoia

November 19, 2015

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia, a UMass Lowell graduate and Dracut native, led a program for the campus community about the obstacles she has overcome in business and in life. Roseann lost her right leg on April 15, 2013 when one of two explosions planted by terrorists near the race's finish line killed three spectators and injured more than 260 others. She talks about how that day irrevocably changed her life and the lessons she has learned during her career in the real estate field, where she had risen to become a Vice President of Property Management for National Development Corp. of Newton. Today Roseann is pursuing a career as a motivational speaker through her company Robostrong. This program is part of the Women in Business Speaker Series presented by the university's Manning School of Business.