Barak Hagler is a summer intern at the Center for Communal Research. A recent graduate of Yeshiva University, Barak completed a B.A. in economics, with a concentration in mathematics, and received a departmental award for economic excellence.
Professionally, Barak wants to work either in actuarial sciences or data analytics. Part of the reason he is so excited to be an intern at the CCR this summer is the opportunity to work with data for an organization that strives to help the communities that he is a member of.
From his bio so far, Barak sounds like a pure numbers guy. But that doesn’t paint his whole picture. In his down time, Barak enjoys reading books from a variety of genres, and when he feels the creative spirit possess him, writing. Barak is also a baseball (go Yankees!) and basketball (go Nets!) fan, and in another lifetime would be a sports broadcaster. Barak is also a Baal Koreh, and staunchly believes in the study of Nach. His favorite Perush is the Malbim.
Born and bred in Elizabeth, NJ, Barak and his wife currently reside in Washington Heights.