Irving Ibarra is one of the newest additions to the All-In Milwaukee team! He is the Scholar Advisor for AIM students at Marquette University and Carroll University. He is excited to continue his almost decade long career in education with this new step in his career. He is a graduate of several levels of Jesuit education here in Milwaukee and as a first-generation student and immigrant he is excited to help bring his expertise in helping AIM scholars navigate their college journeys to graduation, careers, and beyond.
Before joining All-In Milwaukee Irving was the founding College Counselor at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee for four years. Along with the College Counseling Department, he saw the creation and implementation of a 4-year college ready curriculum for the then new high school. Furthermore, he guided CRJ’s inaugural class to the accomplishments of 100% college acceptance to at least one 4-year college/universities and over 3.5+ million dollars in institutional financial aid. He also guided the second graduating class to similar results of 100% college acceptance to at least one 4-year university/college and 2.5+ million dollars in institutional financial aid.
Prior to joining CRJ he was the Director of Graduate Support at Nativity Jesuit Academy. As the Director of Graduate Support, he helped three graduating classes apply, enroll, and complete their high school careers at various high performing college preparatory high schools in the Milwaukee area. He also oversaw the Nativity Graduate Support Mentorship Program that paired professionals in the Milwaukee community with Nativity Alumni as they completed high school, college, and beyond.
Irving is married to his wife, Kelly, a lifelong educator a father of three children, Lilian, Guadalupe, and Gabriel. He resides in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee and is a proud adopted son of the city. He is an alumnus of Nativity Jesuit Academy, Marquette University High School, as well as of Marquette University, where he was part of the first inaugural recipients of the Urban Scholars Scholarship. He holds a BS in Philosophy and Sociology and is enrolled in the MS program at UW-Milwaukee for Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education.