Enrique E. Figueroa, Ph.D., DirectorPhone: 414.229.3651
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.
Gricelda Estrada, Academic Advisor
Mrs. Gricelda Estrada is joining our office as our new academic advisor. Mrs. Estrada brings with her almost ten years of experience in higher education. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and her Master in Education from Grand Valley State University. Her work experience includes academic advising, pre-college program management, teaching, and cultural programming. She has recently relocated back to Milwaukee with her family, her husband and two children. As a former RHC employee, Mrs. Estrada is very familiar with our university and our community.
Edwin Maldonado, Academic AdvisorPhone: 414.229.2864
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 CoordinatorPhone: 414.229.3663
Luis Carlos Saavedra, Outreach SpecialistPhone: 414.229.3663
Luis Carlos Saavedra joined the staff of the Roberto Hernández Center in February 2009. Luis graduated from UWM with a B.S. 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 serves as the vice-president of the Latino Alumni Chapter of the UWM Alumni Association. He also holds a Masters Degree in Sport Management. Luis enjoys volunteering and serves engaging others in good causes. If you have any ideas for UWM collaboration in the community, feel free to contact him.