Richard Hill


Class of 2018


Richard Hill is a second year graduate student at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, where he is pursuing a dual professional emphasis in International Economics and International Management with a Latin America regional focus. He grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where he graduated from Ocean View High School and completed an International Baccalaureate Diploma. He earned his bachelor’s degree majoring in Political Science and minoring in European Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and was commissioned as an Air Force Intelligence Officer through Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 085 located at his alma mater. His military career took him across the globe, completing assignments in Germany and Qatar as well as two deployments to sub-Saharan Africa and one to Afghanistan. He completed his final active duty assignment at the United States Strategic Command Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and continues to serve in the Air Force Reserve while a full time graduate student. Over the summer he completed an internship at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington DC.

Richard is planning to use the education and opportunity afforded by the Robertson Fellowship and the GPS program to begin a civilian career in trade policy or business. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, with a particular focus on discovering regional craft breweries and cuisine, and is an enthusiastic supporter of Golden Bear football during the fall.