11:45 am

A Conversation with U.S. Representative Lori Trahan

trahanJoin UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney for a conversation with U.S. Representative Lori Trahan. Lori Trahan was born and raised in a working-class family in Lowell, Massachusetts. Her father was a union ironworker and her mother was a domestic worker who juggled various part time jobs while raising four girls. The first in her family to graduate from college, Lori earned a scholarship to play Division 1 volleyball at Georgetown University. She joined the staff of former Congressman Marty Meehan as a scheduler, eventually working her way up to Chief of Staff. She and her husband, Dave, currently reside in Westford, MA. As a member of the House Education and Labor and House Armed Services Committees, Lori is focused on fighting for working families on issues such as affordable health care, quality public education, workforce development, the environment, and working to end the pain and suffering of the opioid crisis. Lori is the first Portuguese-American woman elected to Congress. The Lunchtime Lectures are co-sponsored by the Moses Greeley Parker Lectures and UMass Lowell Community Relations. Free and open to the public, the program begins at 11:45 a.m. with a light buffet lunch at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center. Space is limited – reservations are required. RSVP by October 1, 2019 to or call 978-934-2957.