Tricia Zunker

Tricia Zunker has served on the ACLU of Wisconsin Board of Directors since 2018.

Tricia Zunker has served as Associate Justice of the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court since 2013; she also concurrently serves as Chief Justice of the Sac and Fox of Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa since 2023. She is President of the Wausau Board of Education, founding director of Central Wisconsin Indigenous Peoples’ Day Committee (a 501c3 non-profit), and a member of Ho-Chunk Nation. A first generation college graduate, Tricia earning a B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law.

In addition to her work as Ho-Chunk Supreme Court Justice, Tricia is a longtime educator. She teaches concurrently in the Legal Studies department at University of Maryland, in the Criminal Justice department at Colorado State University-Global Campus, and serves as law professor at California School of Law, where she is also Dean of Faculty. Tricia was also candidate for Congress in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District in 2020.

She is a member of the ACLU of Wisconsin Board of Directors, including serving on the Executive Committee, a member of the Midwest Environmental Advocates Board of Directors, Second Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, and founding director of Central Wisconsin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee. Tricia's lived experiences have instilled in her a passion for public education, social justice, protecting the environment, ensuring fundamental rights and achieving representation reflective of society. She resides in central Wisconsin with her thirteen year-old son and their rescue pup, Diesel.