Hector Oseguera
Pronouns
He/Him
Year
2021
Chapter
Position
AML Analyst, UBS
Hector Omar Oseguera Jr., Esq., is an Anti-Money Laundering Special for UBS, and former Congressional Candidate for the 8th Congressional District, born in Hoboken and raised in West New York, the son of working-class immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic and Honduras. His academic success in elementary school led to the Hudson County Schools of Technology, a vocational high school in Hudson County for high-achieving students. At Boston University, Hector majored in Political Science and minored in Economics and Philosophy. During a yearlong break after undergraduate studies, Hector worked as a Paralegal for the New York City Law Department’s Office of Corporation Counsel while applying to law school, resulting in admission to New England Law | Boston, where he served as the President of the Latin American Law Students Association. In 2014 Hector took, and subsequently passed, the New York and New Jersey Bar Exams. Returning home to New Jersey, Hector began his career as an Anti-Money Laundering Analyst at BBVA, where he directly handled the investigations on the Panama Papers, the Russian Laundromat, and Operation Car Wash. He continued to remain engaged in grassroots politics, volunteering for Bernie Sanders in 2016, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2018. These experiences led Hector to seek change in his own district. He challenged the political establishment in Hudson County with a media-savvy campaign focused on progressive issues like affordable housing, universal healthcare, and anti-corruption. His energetic, social-media heavy campaign at the era of COVID earned him the moniker, “the aggressive progressive.”