Luke Barber
Luke Barber

Admissions Counselor

My Success

Ever since I was young, I felt as if I was searching for answers. Soon, I realized answers weren't enough. I was really searching for understanding. I was always asking why and was rarely satisfied with the answer. Eventually, I realized answers aren't black and white; they are open to infinite interpretations and the most intriguing interpretations were those that connected two things I previously thought were unrelated, forcing me to think about the world in a new way.  Studying Economics at UW-River Falls constantly provided me with new and intriguing examples of how the world is connected, providing me with a new, valuable paradigm to view the world that surrounds me.

  • Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Wisconsin - River Falls
  • Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy playing and watching sports, running, traveling, reading, spending time with friends and family, and learning.
  • Years at UWRF: I began working in the Admissions Office in 2013
  • Favorite spot in River Falls: My favorite spot in River Falls is down town. There are tons of great local shops and restaurants.
  • Favorite UWRF tradition: Turkey Trot – this is a great 5k hosted by the Health and Human Performance department.
  • Favorite foods: It's a tie between steak and butter.
  • Favorite book/ genre of books: Outliers and The World is Flat; anything that deals with the unexpected implications of research in the social sciences.
  • Random fact: I wanted to be a sumo wrestler when I grew up. 

Luke Barber