Ruben Anthony Carrera recently graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville with a Masters of Science degree in Security Studies. Carrera has interned with various federal agencies and is pursuing a career in law enforcement. He earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from SHSU as a Magna Cum Laude graduate in 2009. Carrera is the son of Esther Gamez Carrera, of Victoria. He is the grandson of the late Gonzalo G. Gamez and the late Teresa Alaniz Gamez.