Career Advising Team

Kerry Willard Bray

Director, Career Services

Office Life
Kerry joined UMass Lowell in 2013 as a professional co-op staff member and transitioned to Director of Career Services in 2017. She leads our career advising and student employment teams and establishes cross-campus partnerships to support students’ career development. Before UML, Kerry’s higher education experience included serving as a dean of students, director of residence life, and admissions recruiter. Outside of higher education, Kerry briefly worked in HR and training roles for the pharmaceutical industry. Kerry cherishes UMass Lowell’s tight-knit community and is thrilled with the possibility each new semester brings for the students here.

Leadership Focus
Career Advising
Student Employment

Out-of-Office Life
Kerry is an Irish dance mom to her daughters, while her husband tackles the title of ‘Ultimate Dog Dad’ to their high-energy Brittanys. Kerry is also a lifelong crafter and became a yoga teacher in 2023.

Bowling Green State University, Ohio
M.A. in College Student Personnel

Moravian College (now Moravian University), Pennsylvania
B.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with a minor in Management