Vladimir L. Saldana
School: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Degree: Business administration with a concentration in finance, Spanish
Vladimir Saldana moved to Lowell from the Dominican Republic at age 10. Learning English quickly, he discovered a passion for business in high school that propelled him to become the first person in his family to pursue a college education.
Vladimir earned an Associate’s degree in business administration at Middlesex Community College, and then enrolled at UMass Lowell where he distinguished himself as a resident adviser, academic success chair of the campus organization Men Achieving Leadership, Excellence and Success (M.A.L.E.S.) and as a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society.
Vladimir has interned with the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, an initiative that fosters regional entrepreneurship and leadership, and studied international business at the University of Barcelona. He has worked at the Northern Massachusetts Telephone Workers Community Credit Union for four years. He will continue his education in the field of business or law, with the goal of a career combining his love of business and community service.