Laura Barrera

Laura Barrera

Position: Admissions Advisor & Recruiter
Phone: (425) 352-5425
Email: laurab98@uw.edu

Territory: Central Washington, Lake Washington, North Shore, & South King County (Highline)


Hometown: Prosser, WA

Education: I studied Education, Communities, & Organizations and Sociology at UW-Seattle.

Favorite Movies: I have so many favorite movies, but the "Fast & the Furious" series has to be my top choice. I grew up watching these with my dad and we still like to re-watch them when I go home and visit. I also like watching anything that can make me laugh!

Favorite TV Show: So many! I love watching "Stranger Things," "Grey's Anatomy," "American Horror Story," "Insecure," and "Sons of Anarchy." I like a variety of TV shows.

Favorite Book: The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande and Corduroy. My oldest sister read Corduroy a lot to me when I was little and I always thought it was such a cute story.

Favorite Sports Team: I don’t watch sports too often but I’m always happy to support the Huskies!

Favorite College Experience: My favorite college experience would have to be meeting all the people that I did. I met so many great people during my time in undergrad, from mentors to my best friends. You really meet some great people in college!

Main Attraction at UW Bothell: I don’t spend too much time in Bothell since I commute from Seattle, but I really like Alexa’s Café! The first time I had Alexa’s was for my interview with UWB and I had it again on my first day. Everything I’ve tried tastes so good.

Advice for High School Students: Enjoy high school! Have fun and make memories with the people you grew up with. After high school everyone goes their own way, but you’ll love looking back on the memories. Have your fun, but also stay focused on what your ultimate goal is.

Fun Fact: I love Buffalo Wild Wings. My freshman year of undergrad I’m 100% positive I ate there twice a week. Their french fries with lemon pepper seasoning are my favorite.