B.S., Financial Economics; B.A., Health Administration and Policy
Magna Cum Laude
Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
Plans: Northrop Grumman Professional Development Program
The UMBC Career Center, in particular, has opened many doors for me in the business world. They have prepared me for job interviews, reviewed my résumé and cover letters, and they have provided me with the opportunity to make connections with many influential business leaders.
Hector Barrera took the lead on creating his own unique college path, seeking out help from experts and mentors along the way to access opportunities and open new doors at the intersection of financial economics and health administration and policy.
Focused on gaining valuable professional experience in both business and policy, Barrera completed competitive internships with the internationally regarded Nielsen Company in New York City and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
On campus, he served as an undergraduate teaching assistant for Elizabeth Stanwyck, mathematics, and tutored his fellow students in microeconomics and statistics at the Learning Resource Center. He has also earned an Economics Alumni Association Charles F. Peake Scholarship and a Health Administration and Policy Council of Majors’ Scholarship in recognition of his exceptional academic achievement.
Barrera has accepted a full-time position in Northrop Grumman’s Professional Development Program, a rotational program for recent graduates to gain experience in business management.
Image: Portrait by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.