2023 Best & Brightest Business Major: Stacey Pablo Hernandez, Northeastern University (D’Amore-McKim)

Stacey Pablo Hernandez

Northeastern University, D’Amore McKim School of Business

“I’m a team player, go-getter, hard-working, driven, and caring.  And I’m always eager to learn!”

Fun fact about yourself: I studied abroad in London my first semester of college!

Hometown: Tabasco, Mexico

High School: Colegio Arjí

Major: Economics and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

Favorite Business Course: Innovation with Professor Stephen Golden.

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:


Where have you interned during your college career?

  • Capital and Liquidity Analyst at State Street in Boston, MA
  • Sophomore Global Markets Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York, NY
  • Global Markets Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York, NY

Where will you be working after graduation? Incoming Global Markets Analyst at Goldman Sachs

Who is your favorite business professor? My favorite Professor is Richard Swasey. He is an exceptional leader, very knowledgeable in the finance industry, and has unique and engaging teaching style. He cares about each of his students and gets to know them 1:1. He has supported me from day one, and his lessons have helped my professional development. Most notably, I admire him because he creates a very welcoming classroom environment and empowers women to contribute and be critical decision makers and team leaders.

What is the biggest lesson you gained from studying business? To be resilient! Things might go wrong so being able to pivot and move forward is key to being successful in whatever you’re pursuing. Strong business leaders are resilient, they persevere and believe in themselves, their projects, and their teams.

What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? I would advise incoming students to explore and be curious! Business is very broad and there is a place for everyone. You can talk to current students and alumni and connect with industry professionals to learn more about different career paths and opportunities available. Additionally, universities offer so many resources for students interested in practical learning or internships which are powerful tools to help you figure out what you like and don’t like as you navigate your career journey.

What has surprised you most about majoring in business? How interdisciplinary it is! I particularly have enjoyed meeting people with unfamiliar backgrounds that have found their ways into business.

Looking back over your experience, what is the one thing you’d do differently in business school and why? I have loved my journey in D’Amore-Mckim and have met incredible people who have made my time at the school special!

What business leader do you admire most? I deeply admire Paige Hendrix, who’s currently the interim CEO at All-Raise. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Paige, and she’s an authentic and caring leader. She makes sure everyone feels comfortable and empowered and uplifts everyone in the room. I admire her passion for empowering more women founders and supporting women breaking into Venture Capital. She’s the true personification of “Empowered Women Empower Women.” After listening to her speak, I left inspired to dare to dream big!

Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of? I’m most proud of my time as Co-President of the Women in Finance initiative at Northeastern. From the moment I arrived on campus, Women in Finance provided me with role models, mentors, and a supportive community that I’m forever grateful for. Coming from a small town in the south of Mexico, I came to Northeastern with no network or knowledge of how to break into finance. And thanks to Women in Finance, I’ve been able to meet trailblazing women who have given me access to opportunities and invaluable experiences. Mentorship is one of the things I’m most passionate about, and I translated those values as Co-President. I also wanted to make sure more Hispanic students and women of color felt empowered as they started their journeys and to be a supporting pillar like others were for me when I joined this organization. I’m proud to say that the skills I gained from becoming a student leader have prepared me for the professional world, and it’s an experience that I will always cherish.

Which classmate do you most admire? I most admire my fellow WISE Co-Director, Valerie Robert. She is tenacious, caring, and an overall powerhouse! I’ve loved working with Valerie and appreciate all of her knowledge in the entrepreneurship space. She is an incredible leader, and we’ve been able to work together on creating a welcoming environment in our team, furthering our mission to support women entrepreneurs, and expanding to our other Northeastern campuses.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? I would like to thank my parents, and especially my dad, for always supporting me. He’s the strongest and most caring person I know, and he has been my number one inspiration. His confidence in me is what has given me the courage to try new things and pursue my dreams. He’s helped me believe that I can do anything I set my mind to, and I’m very lucky to have him in my life. And I know he’s cheering for me right now from Mexico!

What are the top two items on your professional bucket list?

  1. Learning and making the most out of the new opportunities to come after graduation!
  2. Continue to support more women breaking into finance as an alumni.

What are your hobbies? Travelling! I love discovering new places and meeting new people!

What made Stacey such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2023?

“Stacey is a star!  She is a compassionate, inclusive leader with a passion for building community and an unwavering commitment to empowering others.  Her inspirational leadership and contributions to the Women in Finance and Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship organizations have made a tremendous impact on the D’Amore-McKim community that will felt for many years to come.”  

Heather Hauck
Senior Cooperative Education Faculty 
Director, Office of Student Engagement, Affinity & Inclusion 


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