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José Rubio-Zepeda, MSCRP, MA

Assistant Director for Inclusion and Belonging

José Rubio-Zepeda (he/him/his) is an urban planner, scholar-activist, and practitioner. Raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and in Wisconsin, José is a proud first-generation college graduate. He has worked both internationally and locally in the areas of migration, citizenship, community development and engagement, coalition building, and participatory planning. Central to his work are topics related to social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, access, community engagement and outreach.  José earned his dual master’s degrees in Community and Regional Planning and Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Spanish, with a minor in International Studies, Latin American emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, running, dancing, listening to music, cooking, and planning his next travel destination.