Enrique E. Figueroa, Ph.D., Director
See Director page for more information.
Carlos J. Rivera-Jiménez, Student Services Program Associate
Carlos J. Rivera-Jimenez joined the staff at Roberto Hernandez Center as a Program Associate in the Fall of 2012. Carlos graduated from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning with a master’s degree in architecture with a focus on civic development. Carlos also graduated from the Public Allies Non-profit Leadership Program in 2012, in which he acquired many skills that will increase capacity in his involvement with the Roberto Hernandez Center.
Gabriela Dorantes, Academic Advisor
Primarily serving students with last names A-L.
A Milwaukee native, Gabriela joined the staff of the Roberto Hernández Center in March 2014. After receiving her Bachelors degree in Communications and Spanish from Marquette University in 2010 she spent two years working as an office assistant. During that time she graduated from Class VIII of the Latino Nonprofit Leadership Program.
Gabriela has a passion for assisting in the advancement of the Latino community in Milwaukee and is involved with many area organizations that promote peace, awareness and progress. With a special interest in student affairs and a background in nonprofit work, she is excited to build the RHC’s presence in the Milwaukee community while working to ensure Latino student success at UWM.
In addition, Gabriela brings a special understanding of cultural identity from her Mexican-German background and experiences living and working in México. She holds dual-citizenship with México and USA and is energized by the diversity within the Latino heritage.
If you need anything at all please e-mail, call or stop by!
Edwin Maldonado, Academic AdvisorPrimarily serving students with last names M-Z.
It is a pleasure for me to be working with the Latino/a students at UW-Milwaukee. I joined the Roberto Hernández Center staff in 2006 as an Academic Advisor.
As a Puerto Rican, born and raised in the south side of Milwaukee, I can relate to many of the challenges that you may have. I graduated from South Division High School and obtained my Bachelors Degree from UW-Milwaukee in Educational Policy & Community Studies. For the past 20+ years, I have worked with many community agencies serving Latinos in Milwaukee and Waukesha.
When not at work, I am very involved in the community with projects and counseling. I love music, dancing, movies and helping others.
I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in anyway possible. Feel free to call me or just stop by to chat.
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." ~Albert Schweitzer
TBA, Latino Nonprofit Leadership Program Coordinator
Luis Carlos Saavedra, Outreach Specialist
Luis Carlos Saavedra joined the staff of the Roberto Hernández Center in February 2009. Luis graduated from UWM with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 2004. He also participated in the Latino Nonprofit Leadership Program in 2006. In addition, Luis has a background in creating youth programs, and combining social service agency and public school district efforts to engage the community. Luis is a lifetime member of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc., and serves as the advisor to the campus student organization. Luis is currently serving a second term as the president of the Latino Alumni Chapter of the UWM Alumni Association.. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Sport Management. Luis enjoys serving the community and engaging others in good causes. If you have any ideas for UWM collaboration in the community, feel free to contact him.