Jorge Jr. Zuniga is a wonderful asset to the All-In Milwaukee team as a Scholar Advisor at our satellite office at UW-Madison. He grew up in Milwaukee’s diverse Silver City Neighborhood in the South Side. Growing up as a Gay Latino with limited income in the City of Milwaukee has given him perspective on the amount of compassion, strength, truth, and partnership it takes to be a positive influence on the world. Together with his lived experiences, educational background, and sustained practice, he is “All-In” for the future of our Milwaukee Scholars.
Jorge is an experienced student development practitioner in Higher Education. Recently, he has served at the University of Wisconsin – Madison as an academic advisor for the PEOPLE program, which is one of UW-Madison’s premier pipeline programs for limited income and BIPOC students for the Madison and Milwaukee area. Before joining the PEOPLE Program, he was a personal and professional development coach at UW-Madison supporting students entering the fields of communications, entertainment, and the arts and at Marquette University’s Business Career Center supporting students to land internships of their choice. He loves to have conversations about students’ hopes and dreams, often referring to himself as a dream consultant.
He graduated from Edgewood College (2016) with his Bachelor of Science of Business Management and Marquette University (2018) with a Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education. He is passionate about supporting BIPOC and first-generation college students to reach their academic and personal goals. He believes that limited income and BIPOC students will only further research and knowledge in higher education to create a more just and compassionate world. In addition, he has worked at Cornell University, CUNA Mutual Group, and Marquette University within different capacities within equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts and college residential life.
He is excited to be working with many of the All-In Milwaukee students and partners to create long-term systems of support for our Scholars.