Michael Barela (BS '85)

Current Place of Employment: Adafruit Industries LLC

Current Title/Role: Consulting Engineer

Mike Barela (BS EE, '85) has retired from the U.S. Department of State, having served as a Senior Foreign Service Officer and Security Engineer for nearly 30 years.

Mike has started a consultancy, BarelaTech, LLC, and has accepted the role as consulting engineer at Adafruit Industries (adafruit.com) as of April 30th. He and wife Traci returned from their assignment to Germany last August to settle in Northern Virginia.

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