Department of Economics

Lee J. Barendse

  • Graduated: 2014
  • Field: Analyst/Consultant

Lee J. Barendse(opens in new window), who graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Economics, works as an information management consultant for Method360(opens in new window) in San Francisco, California. Before transferring to Chico State, Lee worked as a support technician at Celebration Depot LLC, where he installed, configured, and maintained their e-commerce for almost 6 years. After enrolling at Chico State in 2012, Lee participated in the Economics ClubAlpha Sigma Phi, and BIS Society(opens in new window). During his first semester at Chico, Lee was a certified peer educator for BACCHUS Network(opens in new window), an organization that engages student leaders in addressing campus health and safety issues.

While completing his Economics major, Lee minored in Management Information Systems, which involved classes such as CSCI 111 (Programming and Algorithms), MINS 245 (Data Communications and Networking), MINS 350 (Business Systems analysis) and BSIS 301 (Enterprise Technology Integration). After graduation, Lee accepted his current position with Method360 where he has consulted with McKesson Corporation, Del Monte Foods, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and ExxonMobil. Lee also has co-authorship credits on two technical books relating to SAP(opens in new window) technologies.

“My economics training has given me the ability to analyze complex problems and communicate their solutions effectively,” Lee stated in a recent email.