Andrea Patino Galindo, Business Administration
Andrea Patino Galindo packed a lot into her time at UMass Lowell.
After transferring from Middlesex Community College, Patino Galindo joined several student organizations while earning her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. She volunteered in the community, too. As a junior, she traveled to Houston with a class over winter break to help reconstruct hurricane-damaged homes.
“Helping rebuild a community from the ground up is a really rewarding experience,” says Patino Galindo, a native of Sonora, Mexico, who received a Chancellor’s Medal for Community Service.
She’s now applying for internships and jobs in the financial services industry and is upbeat about her prospects, despite the bleak economy.
“It’s tough with everything that’s going on in the job market, but I’m remaining hopeful that there are going to be opportunities,” she says.
Patino Galindo thinks that outlook is a hallmark of the Class of 2020.
“I’m really proud of how resilient we’ve been able to stay through all of this. I feel like this only makes our accomplishments that much more meaningful. Our class will be remembered as being resilient and being able to get through these hard times,” she says.